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Your Feedback Requested for Strategic Planning | NATS Ontario ...

Your Feedback Requested for Strategic Planning. Posted on March 1, 2013 | Leave a comment. Dear Colleagues,. I have been asked to serve on the President's National Strategic Planning Committee headed by Lloyd Mims.
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Steele County moves forward with strategic planning consultant - Southernminn.com

Steele County moves forward with strategic planning consultant - Southernminn.com | Simplified Strategic Planning | Scoop.it
Steele County moves forward with strategic planning consultant
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Commissioner Doug Johnson told the board that Robert Sicora will be working about 10 1/2 days, which normally would cost the county $4,000 a day.
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Dribbble - Strategic Planning Illustrations by Octopus Creative

Dribbble - Strategic Planning Illustrations by Octopus Creative | Simplified Strategic Planning | Scoop.it
Pro · Octopus Creative. A small series of fun illustrations created for a strategic planning web application. From left to right, Determine Position, Develop Strategy, Setup Goals. Be sure to check out the 2x!
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Tourism officials on Nevis engage in strategic planning | NIA

Tourism officials on Nevis engage in strategic planning | NIA | Simplified Strategic Planning | Scoop.it
Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration Hon. Mark BrantleyNIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 27, 2013) --Strategic planning has been one of the areas which engaged the attention of the Ministry of ...
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Strategic Planning - vital for any business

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Strategic planning is a vital undertaking for any organization. Most successful organizations have a comprehensive method of strategic planning that is revised periodically.

 

The interval between planning sessions has diminished over the past few years. The interval used to be about five years. These days, it’s closer to 2 years in many organizations. As a rule, the more the organization is impacted by technological developments, the shorter the interval. These days, with the global and national economic system as uncertain as it is, strategic planning is more difficult, but more important, than ever.

 

Plans do not always succeed in their execution. There are a variety of reasons for this, but most fall into the following categories:

 

1. Lack of motivation and personal ownership

2. Poor communication

3. Idea behind the plan is too vague

4. Passive management

5. No/poor Leadership

 

For a plan to succeed, there needs to be a connection with the real world, not just an idealized vision. The real world includes (among others) items such as:

 

~ Technology

~ Customer expectations

~ Employees

~ Resources

~ Local and national Economy

~ Demographics


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Fred Zimny's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:53 PM

And your business is also professional and personal goals

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Are you too busy to plan?

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The basics of strategic planning and vision - by Christina Pomoni - Helium

The basics of strategic planning and vision - by Christina Pomoni - Helium | Simplified Strategic Planning | Scoop.it
Strategic planning involves strategy formulation and strategy implementation.
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SHNIDER: Strategic planning: Who is kidding whom? - Naples Daily News

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SHNIDER: Strategic planning: Who is kidding whom?
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How Competitive Intelligence Drives Strategic Planning

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The path forward in uncertain times begins not with a well-intentioned first step, but rather a clear understanding of where a company stands. Competitive advantages and market positions don't disappear overnight: they slowly lead a company ...

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Changing Altitude: The New Global Strategic Planning

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By Mona Pearl For some, the world is flat; others say it is bumpy and curved. Whatever the terrain, there is one major change that companies are ha.
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Strategic Planning: Building Our Mission and Vision Statements ...

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So I've been running a library for a little more than six months now. It's probably time to start talking about what I'm up to. I decided before I even started at HPL that we needed a strategic plan–I talked about it in my interview, ...
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Inseparable Partners: Strategic Planning and Grants - Police News

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During one of my college law enforcement strategic planning classes I was asked “Why is strategic planning so important for a police department.
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Top 10 Questions You Should Ask in Strategic Planning

Top 10 Questions You Should Ask in Strategic Planning | Simplified Strategic Planning | Scoop.it
Scott Glatstein, President of Imperatives, shares with us the Top 10 questions you should ask in doing strategic planning and why! 1. What’s your marketplace promise?
a. Identifies whether a clear promise exists
b. Asking the same question across the organization tests alignment
2. Lots of companies make promises they don’t keep; why should the marketplace believe yours?
a. Identifies whether the company has thought beyond the t-shirt slogan
b. Determines whether there is understanding of how the promise is delivered
3. How do your products and services deliver on the promise?
a. Checks to see if the marketplace offerings are aligned to promise made
4. Has the end-to-end customer experience been mapped to ensure it aligns with the promise?
a. Identifies the key touch points and sensitizes the company to heretofore ignored drivers of preference and success
5. Do hiring and training practices create a company culture poised to fulfill the promise?
a. Tests to see how serious the company is in driving their promise through their people
6. Are internal processes managed holistically across silos with a critical eye toward their effect on the customer experience?
a. Tests awareness of breakdowns that can occur when processes cross silos
b. Tests awareness of the effects of every process on the customer’s image of the company
7. How do you gather feedback from your market-facing employees regarding potential improvements to your business processes?
a. Tests lines of communication and respect for front-line employees
b. Offers insight into management’s awareness of the market and the organization
8. Do you have any business processes you believe are strictly internal and have no bearing on the customer? If so, why are you doing them?
a. Offers an opportunity to point out that everything the company does should, in some way, serve the customer promise. If it doesn’t, it shouldn’t be done.
9. How do you ensure new IT systems support delivery of the marketplace promise?
a. Tests linkage between the development of tools and their effect on the customer experience. (“I’m sorry sir…the system just won’t let me do that.”)
10. Do your employees embrace the tools you’ve provided or do they view them as a hindrance to doing their jobs?
a. Identifies potential disconnects that could stymie strategy implementation:
i. Employee doesn’t understand role and thus sees no value in the tool
ii. Employee understands role but tool does not enable employee to fulfill the promise
iii. Employee has not been properly trained

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