strategic planning


Dec

03

2015

How to Build an Effective Internal Communications Strategy

An internal communications strategy is extremely valuable for both small and large businesses. Especially if you can’t afford a high staff turnover and low productivity, and honestly which business can? When the business starts out with only a few people, communicating is easy but as the company grows, you need sustainable measures that adjust with the growing size and makes sure that communication does not...

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Sep

17

2014
Strategic Planning: Searching for a Cure for the Common Strategy

Strategic Planning: Searching for a Cure for the Common Strategy

Contributed by Pamela Wasley, CEO. Strategic planning, for many companies, represents the classic definition of an oxymoron. The annual process is neither strategic nor does it incorporate meaningful planning. To jump in a car and start a vacation with a general idea of the destination, but no specific route or budget in mind, is most likely something most of us would not do, particularly if...

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Oct

29

2013
Four Steps to Effective Strategic Planning & Implementation

Four Steps to Effective Strategic Planning & Implementation

Contributed by David Shaffer Learn to “Charter” Strategic Initiatives, Manage Accountability and Achieve Results Most companies schedule their management retreat to develop and establish the strategic direction for the remainder of the year, as well as a 3-5 year outlook. The process, although it can contribute to team building by “getting away” from the daily grind, frequently does not result in strategy. That’s because what...

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Oct

01

2013

Strategic Planning, One Quarter at a Time

Contributed by Marc Koehler “Our competition stuck it to us in the second quarter and really put us in a hole. We analyzed what went wrong and made adjustments in the third quarter and you closed the gap. Let’s keep going in the fourth and get back to our strengths,” the leader was holding up his single page plan talking to his team, “and you...

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Oct

01

2013

Defining the Best Organizational Structure for Your Business

Contributed by David Shaffer Over many years of working with small to medium size businesses, particularly those looking for, or experiencing growth, a common theme has frequently emerged; one of assuring that the infrastructure of old is robust enough to match the demands of today. A misaligned organization can result in declining customer service, quality, profitability and employee satisfaction levels. It can destroy a company’s...

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