The biggest challenge that we see organizations face is the “Multiple Destination Trap”. The team members have different ideas of what success looks like and are working on different projects to get there. Or worse, the team can’t decide or get aligned on what it is, so the targets change from day to day and month to month.
This causes uncertainty, frustration, a lack of progress, and is the largest source of under-performance at any time.
In order to escape the Multiple Destination Trap your team needs to be aligned on both strategic elements like your Vision, Mission, Values, Priorities, Goals, and Actions as well as operational components like: How do we communicate, who is doing what, and how are we going to track progress.
Getting clarity and alignment as a group is systemic when you have a clear and specific process. Our strategic planning process follows a 5-step process that we’ll go through over the two days in person.
Once your team is aligned on strategic elements of your plan, it’s critical that you schedule in time to review your plan so that it stays top of mind and doesn’t get put on the back burner as the urgent day to day (operational) work takes over.
Moreover, the more closely you can tie your big picture strategic work to the operational, the greater progress you will make towards your long term goals.
In our implementation packages, we provide accountability, coaching and training within these 6 areas to help your plan moving forward while elevating your team’s capacity and aptitude.
Through facilitating your strategic planning process, we want to be able to transfer knowledge that will support your team in both making strategic decisions and having an easy-to-follow process that you can cascade to the rest of your organization.
Strategy is all about choices, and it comes down to focusing on what to do next.
Sometimes those choices can be challenging, but at the end of our work together your team will be clear about what they need to work on, why they need to work on it now, and where your team is going long-term.
Establishing a framework to prioritize decisions and focus on accomplishing a few things well will help your organization make more progress, minimize switching costs, and maximize the resources (Time, Money and Energy) your team has available.