Strategic planning should not cause despair. A simple five-step model uses everyday words and identifies immediately who is accountable for each result. This works especially for smaller organizations and start-ups, where strategic planning is a new idea for leaders and staff, or when a more complex plan has stalled (or died).
- Introduction: Explaining The Plan In Five Minutes
- The Key Idea: Five Steps Are All You Need
- Input: Conversations With Stakeholders, Where They Do Most Of The Talking
- Leadership: Where Are We Going, And Why: The Big Big Big Goals And Strategies
- Management: What Needs To Be Done: Projects For Departments And Teams
- Tactics: How Exactly, Day-By-Day, Do We Plan To Pull This Off?
- Feedback: Did We Keep Our Promises? What Is The Evidence?
- Help staff and stakeholders feel more competent and confident.
- Shorten the time it takes to create and implement a successful strategic plan.
- Educate staff on the execution of more complicated models.