Goals Without a Plan are Just Dreams
Poor planning is often worse than no planning at all. So you may be asking, why plan? So here are a few reasons.
Set direction and priorities, you need a strategy because it sets the direction and establishes priorities for your organization. The strategy will help your people know what they should be working on, and what they should be working on first.
Get everyone on the same page so you can get operations, sales, marketing, administration, manufacturing, and all other departments moving together to achieve the organization’s goals.
Simplify decision-making, your strategy will have already prioritized the activities necessary for success. Priorities make it easier to say no to distracting initiatives.
Drive alignment, many organizations have hard-working people putting their best efforts into areas that have little to no effect on strategic success because their activities aren’t aligned with the priorities.
Communicate the message, many leaders walk around with a virtual strategy locked in their heads—they know where their organization needs to be and the key activities that will get it there. Unfortunately, the strategy isn’t down on paper and hasn’t been communicated thoroughly. As a result, few people are acting on it.
When your staff, suppliers, and even customers know where you’re going, you allow even greater opportunities for people to help you maximize your success in getting there.
Creative Solutions can assist you in making a plan or updating a plan you already have. We bring to the table a fresh and independent look from an entirely different perspective.