Annual strategic planning and business planning plays a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of a company’s growth. Yet they are not easy processes and they can also be time consuming.
These essential management competencies need to be present in leadership teams as they are what enables you to serve your customers better than competitors, reward and develop staff, and make a profit.
Over the last 6 years we’ve helped thousands of companies use the OKR goal setting framework.
What often stopped them using the framework well was their lack of strategic planning. They did not have a strategy they could articulate that could guide their goal setting and execution.
This strategic planning process and facilitation toolkit that was created initially to be used by our own strategy and OKR consultants.
Over many years the toolkit became a really comprehensive collection of business planning tools that worked brilliantly.
So what you can get today to support your strategic planning process was born.
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If you do not have the strategic planning processes, planning concepts, or plan creation know-how in your teams, then you should consider the workshop toolkit that we have created. This has the steps for creating a strategic plan which are clear and easy to follow.
After using the toolkit, you essentially come out the other end with a clear mission, vision and winning aspiration that aligns with a clearly articulated strategy and aligned goals using the OKR goal framework.
You will also learn the weekly execution processes that keeps teams focused, engaged and accountable. The result of that will obviously be a boost to the KPIs your company cares most about.
The annual strategic planning process we follow was inspired by Roger Martin and then evolved based on our own experiences, getting more specific in areas like goal setting and management systems. It answers 6 questions:
Across the 6 steps you will be using best-practice business strategy frameworks and concepts. These include:
In combination these business strategy frameworks and concepts create what is often called a Business Operating Systems (BOS). A BOS is a collection of interconnected concepts, frameworks, processes and rituals that work together to run a business. Maximising the impact of resources and available productivity for the benefit of customers, employees and shareholders.
The goal of Step 1 of the 6 Steps of our strategic planning process is to get to a position where you have agreed Winning Aspiration. You will need to be able to articulate these to the wider business.
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