Numerous studies have shown that companies that rigorously develop a strategic plan and execute it well have dramatically better results.
Strategic planning is a process. It is the process that enables management teams to think through, talk, analyze, propose and write a strategic plan. The process builds teamwork, trust, commitment and alignment.
The strategic plan includes setting goals, developing strategies and defining action plans. The plans are executed and results measured – monthly, quarterly, annually. Adjustments are made to the plan as needed. It is a dynamic, continuous process.
Engaging a skilled facilitator to conduct the planning process is a key to success. Leading the management team and keeping them focused on important aspects of the plan is critical to the development of a successful plan.
John has led and facilitated many strategic planning processes. Executives have told John that their companies have achieved improved results due to his guidance.