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Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Why Do Strategic Planning?- Use Cases

[fa icon="calendar"] June 07 / by Anthony Taylor

You can use strategic planning in many occasions in your organization such as:

- Looking at new markets to enter
- Planning growth and overall business strategy
- Dealing with competitors
- Creating action plans with your team
- Choosing between different strategic investments
- Predicting uncertainty in the future
- and much more.

Deciding when to do strategic planning and what you should focus on as part of your planning process really depends on where what your organization is dealing with in the present.

Download Our Custom Strategic Planning TemplateSome organizations update their strategies quarterly, some yearly and others monthly or weekly. 

Deciding when and why to work through strategic planning really depends on your industry and how concerned your team is with being proactive (versus reactive) to changes in the business environment. 
With ever increasing globalization and the speed at which technology changes, almost every organization should be reviewing their strategy every quarter. This might just mean discussing key priorities as part of your strategic plan, or breaking down the strategic plan into smaller chunks.

We've worked with many clients who were wondering why they do strategic planning. Here are some use cases and benefits they got out of the strategic planning process: 



Learn more about the benefits of strategic planning:

Download PDF: Benefits of a strategic planning meeting.

or learn more about working with a skilled facilitator to guide your team through the process: 

8 Reasons to use a facilitator for your next meeting

Topics: Strategic planning, use case, strategy case studies, Growth

Anthony Taylor

Written by Anthony Taylor

Anthony Taylor is thought leader on strategy and leadership. He's a published author on the subject of entrepreneurship and strategy, Anthony can be found doing keynotes in both French and English. You can connect with him on Twitter @anthonyctaylor and have him work with your team on your strategy and organizational development.

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