Creating Certainty in the Midst of Uncertainty
A strategic plan provides a flexible compass and roadmap for your organization. It has you analyze present and emerging circumstances and project into the future.
These days, I coach leaders to look at planning like molding clay. Continuously molding the plan as circumstances shift.
Done right, strategic planning can be an easy, fun, and inspiring process for involving all team members. It amplifies and accelerates the success of any team and organization.
Here are the 4 overarching phases of the process…
The 4 Phases of Strategic Planning
- 1st Phase: You and your team Clarify the direction to take the organization and why to do it.
- 2nd Phase: Organize so that all team members are on the same page, moving in the same direction, toward the same common goals.
- 3rd Phase: Your team Acts together collaborating to implement the action plan and keeping the plan alive.
- 4th Phase: Monitor and adjust the plan to ensure the team is Realizing results that fulfill mutual desires and expectations.
Here are the 12 steps of the strategic planning process within each of the 4 phases… Read more