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Are the latest strategy buzz-words negatively affecting your organisation’s performance?

Developing and then implementing a strategic plan is the central task of any leader.  But, are the latest strategy buzz-words negatively affecting your organisation’s performance?

We often find that although management has invested a considerable amount of time and effort creating a strategic plan, there is little to show for the energy expended. Effectively the investment has gone to waste along with an opportunity to create positive change. Why is this?

We believe that the growing and unfortunate tendency to equate strategic planning with buzz-words and vision statements rather than describing a strategy is the cause.

Whether launching a new product, fighting a war, or putting a man on the moon, the art of developing good strategy is in a thorough understanding of the situation and then crafting an appropriate response.

So, a sound strategic plan will seek to provide direction in response to a given situation. As such, a thorough assessment of the current situation must surely be the starting point. Without this assessment, a strategic plan lacks context, will likely miss a critical factor such as; resources available, competitor activity, and capability.

Once a thorough assessment and appreciation of your current situation have been established leaders will be “tuned in” to reality and can focus upon creating a realistic strategic plan, a strategic plan for your world, not a world as described by the latest theory from a professional author.

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