Facilitating strategic planning meetings is best done by an experienced consultant who can create an atmosphere of openness, engaging the entire team. A seasoned facilitator makes sure that the right questions are asked and that the planning process stays on track.
Experienced Strategic Planning Facilitation
Focus on Small and Mid-Size B2B Firms
We specialize in providing strategic planning facilitation for small and mid-size business-to-business firms. Our practical, proven process is particularly well suited for companies that want to see results and that don’t have any time to waste.
Keeping Planning Sessions Productive
To make sure the strategic planning process moves forward and produces results, we pay attention to:
- Managing the planning process
- Making sure everyone is focused and engaged
- Preventing anyone from dominating the discussion
- Avoiding ‘short-cuts’ to the process
- Asking challenging questions
- Challenging the status quo
- Keeping the discussions on topic
- Testing assumptions
- Providing insight and perspective
- Acting as a sounding board
- Assisting with the strategic plan development
- Supporting the action plan execution
Strategic Planning Facilitation that Produces Results
Strategic Planning, done properly, is not a waste of time and money. It’s a comprehensive, structured process for developing a company’s playbook that outlines how the firm will achieve long-term sustainable, profitable growth by outsmarting the competition. Typically, a strategic plan outlines a firm’s direction for the next 2 – 3 years. In some cases, the time horizon may be as long as 5 years.
Strategic planning involves a challenging process that takes an in-depth look at the firm’s capabilities, strengths and weaknesses, goals and objectives, as well as the external business environment, such as target markets, customers, competitors, suppliers, technology, and key trends.
Strategic Plan Execution Support
Once the strategic action plan has been developed, we can support management during the implementation phase. Without skillful and committed implementation the strategic plan is worthless.