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3 Reasons Why You Need a Strategic Plan

By Anthony Taylor - August 12, 2019

SME Strategy is a strategy consulting company that specializes in aligning teams around their vision, mission, values, goals and action plans. Learn more about how we can help you and your team create a strategic plan with our strategic planning and implementation services.

Are you leading an organization or a business? Whether you are leading a big or small organization, or a non-profit or for-profit business, you need to have a strategic plan. Here are three reasons why:


1. It'll give you a clear direction to reach your destination.

In Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. She asked, "Which road should I take?" The Cheshire cat replied, "Where do you want to go?" Alice answered, "I don't know." "Well," said the cat, "it doesn't matter. Any road will get you there."

Without having a clear destination, none of the operational things you do is going to make a difference. A strategic plan will give you clarity to where you want to go, so you won’t end up going nowhere.


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2. It'll help you prioritize so you can do the right things at the right time.

On any given day, you have many different things to do. But which one do you need to focus on? Make sure that you have prioritization. A strategic plan will help you prioritize, making sure you are doing the right things at the right time.

3. It'll help you create a clear plan for your team.

If your team doesn’t know where the organization is going, how can they contribute and help you move forward? A strategic plan provides a clear plan for the rest of your team so that everyone can do their part. Its absence creates confusion, uncertainty, and wasted resources.

Move Forward with Strategic Planning

If you do not have unlimited time, money, or people in your company, you can't afford to not have a strategic plan! Strategic planning is not an option, but a priority. If you are committed to see your organization move forward, now is the best time to create a strategic plan that will get your team on the same page and moving in the right direction.


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