Strategic Planning for Dummies

Strategic planning can sometimes be difficult to explain. This diagram I developed has helped me easily explain the process I call strategic planning for dummies.

Strategic planning for dummies

The outside circle represents the process of strategic planning.

  • Plan what you want to do
  • Train and communicate to those who will carry out the plan
  • Execute the plan
  • Review/evaluate what you accomplished

The three questions to evaluate how well you are doing are these (the triangle):

  • What? (do you have a clear target, goals, mission?)
  • How? (do you have simple and effective systems in place to accomplish your goals?)
  • Who? (are you using unified teams of people to accomplish your goals?)

Here’s the diagram.

Related posts. Strategic Planning for Dummies, part 2.

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