Are you looking for more? Do you have a vision of where you want to be? Are you moving toward that vision? Do you feel stuck or are you unclear of what you want or are you unclear how to get there? Are people on your team clear of the vision? Are they bought-in to the vision? Is your team moving together toward a shared vision? What has been your biggest challenge getting from where you are to where you want to be?
Strategic planning is a process that strengthens your organizational management, operations, and team development. It helps you and your team identify where you are in relationship to where you want to be and identify common goals, agreed outcomes, results, issues, needs, values, priorities, what is critical for success, and how you are going to get there. You and your team identify your strengths and weaknesses, things you do well and no so well, lessons learned, and the direction you want and need to head. You identify a shared vision, critical success, priorities, common goals, focused direction, and who needs to do what by when. It provides shared direction, continually and strengthens peak team performance.
A strategic plan is a document that clearly identifies and communicates the organizational goals, objectives, essential action items needed, and who will do what by when. Strategic planning should be conducted once a year in preparation for the upcoming fiscal year and the plan needs to be implemented monthly within the organization.