Strategic planning is a process by which the ideal future (vision) of the business is defined (goal setting) together with the core strategies for operating the business. Meaningful annual operating plans and budgets are then created that drive the business to that future and are consistent with the vision and core strategies.
Strategic planning provides a framework that drives the management and operations of the business and enables decision-making that is consistent with the goals.
Creating a strategic plan is both an event and a process. The event is a facilitated working session to generate the vision. There are various tools and techniques to support this activity. The process is an ongoing planning activity regularly conducted to create the operating plans and budgets. The vision should be reviewed at least every three years.
We can assist you in your strategic planning by facilitating the initial session and guiding you through the definition of your process. We also run workshops and courses on strategic planning.
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