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Around the beginning of any new year, there seems to be a particularly high level of motivation and energy focused on planning strategic objectives in a business.
Over the past few months, we have offered a series of articles that deliver effective tips and tools for creating strategic objectives, involving a step-by-step process towards creating a strategic plan that will not only increase engagement with your key stakeholders but also drive the core of your business success.
Even though there is a lot of talk about Arrow“goal-setting” around this time of year, when it comes to your business, it is important to re-frame our conversation toward strategic objectives and planning. What’s the difference, you may ask? In most cases it can be the difference between setting and objective and actually reaching your objective in business. Learn more about creating clear objectives through the SMART system.
Whether you’re using strategic objectives as a starting point or creating an entire strategic plan for your business – the point behind strategic planning is to improve performance in every area. The importance in knowing where you stand in order to judge whether you’ve actually improved in performance means MEASURING key areas. Verify that everyone in your organization is clear about your strategic objective before jumping into metrics because only then will it be feasibly to create a strategic plan
Look at your company’s strategic plan as the “prime directive” – the road map to creating a clear focus and direction in your overall strategy for success. The strategic planning process is what defines your company or organization’s strategy and direction, allowing key stakeholders to make the right decisions that will guide the company in the direction of success!
Right now is the perfect time to start scheduling out the strategic planning process for your business. Consider a company event (even if it’s just a day or half-day in-house) to bring key players into the conversation…Collaboration inspires creativity and vision.
Above all, remember to have fun during the process!
We look forward to connecting with you again soon…and please let us know how we can provide the very best service for your business.
March 2011 Newsletter
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