Some setbacks are hard to avoid. Like launching a new product the week coronavirus reared its ugly head. Here’s some good news. You can steer clear of a pitfall that could diminish your greatest opportunity. That’s because there’s one strategic planning mistake every business can avoid. And it applies to companies and organizations in Cincinnati and all over America.
You bring in subject matter experts. When you need tax advice, you call your accountant. Similarly, if you look to grow through acquisitions, you bring in an M&A professional.
So why is it most companies run their own strategic planning?
It’s simple. They’ve always taken the do-it-yourself approach. And while strategic planning is hard work, everyone thinks they know their business better than an outsider. Besides, who does that kind of work?
There is a professional alternative: a strategic planning facilitator. Your annual strategic planning sessions are often your greatest opportunity to separate your company from the competition. So, bring in an expert to guide your team through the process to ensure the best result.
An experienced strategic planning facilitator knows how to get the maximum out of your team. Let whoever used to run the meeting put their thinking cap on and participate. Send the right pre-meeting reading materials so participants can think about opportunities in new ways. Allow quiet voices to be heard and stifle tangents. Decide what really matters most. Then get the entire team working together toward that common goal.
Most importantly, use a facilitator to get results. That’s because a great strategic planning facilitator can not only help your team generate better ideas. They also match up those ideas with deadlines, metrics and clear ownership assignments.
As someone who has led over 400 strategic planning meetings, Krissi Barr knows how to get the job done. And she’s helped hundreds of companies implement their plans, too. Whether you run a mid-sized company, a publicly traded corporation or a non-profit, she has the experience to deliver for you. In Cincinnati or anywhere in America. There is one strategic planning mistake every business can avoid. So, avoid it. And contact Krissi Barr today.