So does Strategic Planning work? Is it worth it dragging a bunch of your high priced people to an offsite to spend three days setting goals that never get off the paper?
If you look back at prior experiences and what you achieved post event, you may think the effort is not worth it. But that isn’t because strategic planning is a waste of time. It has a lot more to do with two factors.
There are two questions CEOs and team leaders need answers to before deciding it’s time to plan the quarter, the next year or deal with problems.
You may think the answer to number one is goals. It’s not. That’s part of a solution. You may have a favourite facilitator you are comfortable with. But the test of great facilitator should be about what doors they can open for you. You want change? You need a road map. You want action? You need solutions and goals that solve the right problem. You want execution? You need the team aligned with roles, responsibilities, accountability and authority inspired by the potential waiting for them.
If you want to gain traction from your investment in strategic planning your facilitator needs to know how to achieve your desired end result needs:
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