Here’s the one thought: How about identifying where you can roll out a simplified strategic planning process?
What are ideas to make strategic planning less cumbersome than it’s been at your company in the past?
5 Ideas for Simplified Strategic Planning this Year
If you’re stumped, here five ideas we’d suggest where you can save some time, effort, and hassle in strategic planning:
- Start preparing your strategic foundation and situation analysis updates by asking, “What things still apply and are relevant for next year?”
- Don’t demand more precision in the planning work than you have certainty in your future situation.
- Prioritize the time you invest in creating specific product/service marketing plans based on each one’s expected contribution to revenue and profit growth.
- Look at how many strategies and tactics you actually implemented this year, and use that as the threshold for how deeply detailed your plan for next year should be.
- If you have a bunch of unimplemented strategies and tactics for this year that are still sound, simply use those for next year’s plan.
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