Is there a typical, common format for companies to use for a strategic planning process?
There are countless books, articles, and volumes of research in the public domain about strategic planning. With so much of this information out there and available, why do many leadership teams often struggle with ‘the planning process’? Why do some companies become Stuck in the Moment?
- Can you describe your typical strategic planning process? Answer: No
- Do you have a canned, step-by-step methodology you use for all your strategic planning projects? Answer: No
- How long will it take to develop a strategic plan? Answer: It depends
- What are the deliverables from a strategic planning process? Answer: It depends
Strategic planning ≠ a paint by the numbers exercise.