Overview This guide contains all the notes and ideas you need to get your ‘top team’ to analyse your business, evaluate its situation rationally, and then develop a set of meaningful strategies into a structured set of priorities. It helps everyone see that big picture and not just their current area of concern. Therefore, it allows you to achieve buy-in from everyone in the team – this is your first step to successful strategy implementation. By following this guide you will be able to facilitate your own workshop – ideally held off-site away from daily distractions. Your pack is comprehensive with a clear, step-by-step guide proven to work with large and small groups. And it’s free…
What else do I need? The only other equipment you need is a room, a flip chart (or two) with paper and pens, some Blu-Tack™, several packs of Post-it Notes™, and your top team!
Top-Team Preparation Their pre-work is to review their situation within the organisation and have current knowledge of the competitive environment in which you operate. We guide you on such tools as S.W.O.T and P.E.S.T. (or some like P.E.S.T.L.E.) and ‘Porter’s Five Forces’. You may want to do an internal audit or some market research to reduce the number of ‘unknowns’, reduce the number of assumptions made, and to reduce the risk in the decision-making process before running the workshop.
So, the choice is yours: • Get your Strategic Planning workshop kit to run your own event
• Alternatively, why not bring in a ‘contract colleague’ with experience to facilitate the Strategy Development process, the internal audit, or the research for you.