Have you ever found that people don't like it when you tell them what to do?
If you and your leadership team create your strategic plan, and exclude your staff, that's exactly what you're doing.
Strategic plan development in the best interest of your organization and your team, but never the less, I'll bet that your plan is met with resistance, contempt or apathy if forced upon your staff.
As a leader and as a manager, getting people to do things is a large part of the job description. I know that you want people to like you (at least at some level), and you forcing people to do things they don't want to do won't be beneficial.
Is there a way to get people to do the things that you want them to do, with no push back and with a higher level of engagement than ever before?
Yes! If you include your team early on in the process and work to align values across your organization, you will find that your people are more likely to buy-in to your new strategy, take ownership of tasks, and work together to implement the plan.
When we do strategic planning facilitations that's exactly what we're about.
I don't know if you know who LeBron James is, but he and I believe in the same strategy to get people bought-in.
Want to learn how to bring this to your team?
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Learn more about how working with an external facilitator can help you generate team alignment, and save your organization time and money when developing or renewing your strategic plan: