It's one of the best times of the year to hone in on your strategy; the winter holidays have ended and we're a full month into the new year. For many organizations, January and February are fairly quiet, thus a great time to align your team, and plan for the year ahead.
Changes in society, changes in politics, changes in people and technology will always shape how we make decisions on a day to day basis. These changes are also the landscape from which you will have the opportunity to lead your teams towards a more successful future.
As you may know, culture and strategy are tied closely together.
If you want better follow through, execution, and performance, you can look to your culture to see how that either supports or detracts from those behaviours.
Welcome to the November edition of This Month in Strategy.
This month's selection of strategy articles covers a wide array of subjects. From creative strategic planning facilitation, to sustainable fashion, to approaching the strategy process, to the benefits of offsite strategy sessions, there is something here for organizations of any size and in any sector.
There are a few keys to developing a successful strategic plan, and one of them is getting everyone bought into your plan. Without alignment, the whole strategy comes to a standstill, or worse, drags the organization backwards. Even if you have a great strategic plan and very clear benefits and opportunities, it still does not guarantee success until you have everyone bought in.