Building a strategic plan is relatively easy when guided with the help of an expert. Executing that plan is hard, but it doesn’t have to be!
First of all, most strategic plans are WAY TOO complicated. And, by complicated, I mean they have WAY TOO many strategic initiatives, confusing visions, equally confusing missions or purposes, and do not take into consideration the customer and how the business wants to position itself. Then… the plan fills a thick binder with hundreds of pages showing all the due diligence that went into the plan.
It’s no wonder those plans don’t get executed – especially when you factor in that the people responsible for implementing the plans have day jobs.
Enter the rise of the One-Page Plan!
A plan-on-a-page forces the leaders of the organization to really think hard about what it is that they want to do – that is, the major few versus the minor many.
A simple one-page plan will have the organization’s:
That’s it. This information on one-page allows all leaders to carry it around in the notebook or on a tablet and have regular, every day (like brushing your teeth) conversations with people about the plan and how they contribute to it.
If you would like my template for a one-page plan, please email us and we will happily send you the template.
Robert Murray is a Vancouver, BC based Business Strategy Consultant, #1 Best Selling Author, International Keynote Speaker, and TEC Top Speaker of the Year for 2018. For further advice, insight and inspiration on how to unlock your inner leader, follow Robert on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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