Your strategic planning session could be the most significant event of the year for your organization - let’s make sure it’s done right.
As we move through the 3rd quarter of 2020, we thought it would be a good time to give everyone an update on what we've been up to. Due to the changing business operations and the great deal of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we've made some time to sit down together (remotely) to decide how we can better serve our community of people looking to improve their strategic planning & implementation.
Many companies create a strategic plan every year. When done correctly, these plans layout goals for the company for the following 12 months. Unfortunately, oftentimes companies don’t realize their goals. The main culprits for this are lack of focus and accountability. This article explains a methodology to overcome this challenge.
As the business world continues to change with relentless consistency thanks to new technology, economic conditions and political forces, many people and organizations are at risk of being left behind. As progress pushes us forward, it brings disruption and change along with it. In this modern workplace that is ever-changing, no one knows it all and everyone can benefit from learning.
Over the course of the next four months, the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) will be hosting its annual Conference Series - virtually. Originally planned as an in-person conference in Whistler, British Columbia, ASP has chosen to move online in light of COVID-19. Despite the virus, a tremendous amount of value is being made available from June through September, including a combination of keynotes, masterclasses and virtual exhibitor halls.
Many organizations have worked hard to develop their strategic plan, and yet a year or two down the line, they notice that they've not made enough progress towards their goals, or that their teams and departments have diverged down different paths, on projects or activities that don't align with their strategic objectives.
“The biggest enemy of thinking is complexity” - Edward de Bono.
Perhaps nothing else sets the human race apart from other species and primates like our natural ability to think. Considering different abilities such as locomotion, the homo sapien isn’t the most efficient.