Strategic Planning Facilitation

The Great Challenge for today’s organization.

If you’re communicating your strategy, is it being understood and applied? The data shows it may not be.

According to an article on forbes.com that quotes a well-known poll from Frankin Covey

How strategy can fuel or frustrate your big data initiatives 

When Harris Interactive and Franklin Covey surveyed over 23,000 employees some years ago, they discovered

80% of workers reported having no clear line of sight

between their tasks and their team and organizational goals. In a recent Australian study,

71% of employees couldn’t correctly identify their company’s strategy.

Another MIT study showed that 45% of middle managers couldn’t name even one of their company’s top five priorities. This predicament is similar to a college marching band where the students don’t know what tune to play or which direction to move. While each student individually knows how to play their assigned instrument and can improvise, they will never achieve the band director’s intended vision if they are unsure what to play, where to move, and when to time their actions.

Why Strategic Plan Facilitation? It Creates Results

The book “Value Creation”, A Definitive Guide for Business Leaders, sites that “Companies, have to Create Value for their employees, customers, and partners, and become firms of endearment.   These “Firms of Endearment” created a 128% return over a 5year period, versus the S&P return of 13%, all by focusing on the Customer and endearing themselves to their employees and partners. Such a focus on Customers leads to higher profits.”   

Strategic plan facilitation helps create buy-in from the stakeholders, clarifies where you are now, where do you want to be, and how you will get there.  

What is your need?

We need someone to facilitate the strategic planning process.

We have a plan, but we need to implement our plan.

We need to build a strategic plan virtually.

How Our Approach Works for You:

The Alignment Lab strategic planning system provides an approach that is simple yet robust and comprehensive enough to serve large and small corporations, non-profit organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and Churches. Our system is fully scalable to meet your organization’s structure and size. Through our organized, three-phased approach, strategic planning will not be such a daunting task.

A simple strategic planning facilitation system that will help you create the value to prosper!

Three simple things are needed to create the value

The Game Plan – a strategic plan that you can fit on the size of a poster that states who you are, what you do, why you do it, and how you will get it done. 

The People – a strategic planning leadership team that is bought into your plan and committed to seeing it through to the end (Overcomes Silent Sabotage)

The Scoreboard – a strategic scoreboard that enables you to measure success, create accountability, adjust your efforts, and fully execute your game plan.  (Overcomes Fourth Quarter Failure)

We combine professional facilitation with proven strategic planning,  to make sure your time and energy that goes into building a strategic plan pay off.

Have you ever spent hours developing a plan that didn’t get executed?  That is not uncommon. Growing your organization is natural – when you have the right facilitator and the right planning system to go from a plan on paper to a plan fully executed.

Whether you’re developing your first strategic plan or redefining your organizational strategy, The Alignment Lab Facilitation Process will help you set up your organization to prosper.

The Importance of a Facilitator

Strategic planning done right can be a challenge. Your strategic plan sets the direction of your entire organization, team, or division so it cannot be dependent on the participants themselves to lead it. Get the professional help that will guide the group to commit as a team through the process.

Your Strategy: Deliverables

Whether you’re executing a long-term strategy process or simply holding a two-day planning retreat, The Alignment Lab Facilitated Strategic Planning System provides you with four primary deliverables that are critical to the successful implementation of your plan.

  1. Your Situational Assessment. An Assessment of your current situation.
  2. Your Strategic Game Plan Poster. A 22×28 Poster Summary of your plan.
  3. Your Scoreboards: Action Plans, Scoreboard, People to Implement
  4. Your Strategic Plan. A detailed Strategy Report of the plan for your organization

Simple, yet robust and comprehensive enough, The Alignment Lab Facilitated Strategic Planning System is scalable to the strategy development needs of Fortune 500 companies, to non-profit organizations, to government agencies, to small departments, to more.

With a built-in cadence of ownership, it will be the last strategic plan you will ever need.  

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