Overview of the Strategic Planning Process

Erica Olsen, COO and Co-Founder of http://OnStrategyHQ.com illustrates the full strategic planning process in less than five minutes. Understand the importance of defining your direction, setting up an effective strategic plan that can be communicated to your staff so everyone knows what the priorities are. With everyone pulling in the same direction, momentum is easy to achieve. For more resources on building your strategic plan, view the Essentials Guide to Strategic Planning at http://onstrategyhq.com/resources/strategic-planning-process-basics/

Used by thousands of companies worldwide, http://OnStrategyHQ.com enables any organization, regardless of size and budget, to build their comprehensive plan in a matter of weeks (or even days) and monitor implementation all year long. In addition to their award-winning software, the company also offers strategic planning consulting and is a resource for other strategic planning tools, books, articles, workshops, and strategic planning facilitation.​

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25 thoughts on “Overview of the Strategic Planning Process”

  1. This is terrific, a super heads-up and I feel much more prepared to answer
    my Director’s awkward ‘How would you suggest that we start?’ style
    questions. Thank you.

  2. A real fun begins when you attempt to apply all these in an existing
    complex organization and try to align corporate, global functions, regional
    and business unit strategies with multiple product families/technologies in
    place.

  3. This is exactly for someone like me who can’t put up with long boring
    lectures … Thx a million for sharing 

  4. This is a box standard approach. It’s a great into to strategic planning,
    but it is a process that was devised 20,30,40 years ago. The challenge for
    organisations today, is that the world is less stable and is more fluid.
    New technologies are developing and changing faster than ever, so planning
    3 years in advance is pointless. The political and economic pressures are
    changing faster than ever, so once again, planning up to 2 years is a real
    challenge.

    Organisation and the planning process needs to become iterative and more
    agile. Speed of new products to market is key, small, agile, tightly
    focused teams in getting new products and services delivered makes
    organisations successful.

    The world is now, less oil tanker and more speed boat. 

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