Strategic planning in days (yes, days!), not months
So it’s time for strategic planning—the process that typically involves three to six months of meetings and splinter groups and task forces.
Comprehensive agendas rule the day along with copious note-taking and prolonged brainstorming that drifts off-target. The management team tries to assess the organization’s position using market data and employee feedback and a SWOT analysis.
Then comes freeform bantering about goals and objectives inspired by mission and vision statements that haven’t changed in years.
Lastly, revenue is forecast based on past performance instead of desired growth, prompting budgets and timelines for a high-level project roadmap.
And Voila—The Strategic Plan!