A GUIDE IN THE WILDERNESS
"Plans are nothing;
planning is everything.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We've all been there. You leave the conference room after a day of whiteboard, sticky notes and the obligatory 'brought in lunch'. You finished planning for this cycle and what a relief - now we can all get back to work, doing exactly what we were doing before. Sound familiar?
It's common for organizations to go through the motions of planning but make it no further than a collection of ideas and rough plans that don't gain any traction. The drain on resources and overall confidence in the leadership of an organization can be considerable. But it doesn't have to be that way.
What if strategy and planning were ongoing activities that drove the organization in a common focused direction that achieved real results? It's not only possible, but very achievable with the right focus and support. Think of your business plan like a gym membership. If you only go once, you're not going to make the progress you want. But if you go regularly with a plan designed to help you get the results you want, you can do anything. The steps are easy. The discipline isn't.
How does it work?
Where are we now?
What do we do and why do we do it?
What opportunities or challenges exist?
What does the competition look like?
Why do business with us?
What are our strengths and weaknesses?
What is our Vision & Mission?
What are our Goals & Objectives?
Where do we want to go?
How do we produce what we sell?
How do we organize our team?
How do we keep track of everything?
How do we deliver what we sell?
How do we market and sell?
What's our plan to get there?
Are we there yet!?
How will we track our progress?
How will we make course corrections?
How will we celebrate our success!
It looks easy enough, but so is buying that gym membership. We can help you find a new way to do business. One that is built on continuous evaluation and improvement. A way of thinking and operating that proves itself in the bottom line.