6 Steps to Strategic Planning
There are six methodical steps to strategic planning:
1. Asking ‘WHAT is required to be done’ helps us to get SPECIFIC and OUTCOME-FOCUSED.
2. Asking ‘WHY it is required’ significantly RAISES our perspective and INSPIRES us with POSSIBILITIES. It further enables us to ASSESS RISK. And even critically QUESTION its very need – saving valuable time, cost and energy.
3. Asking ‘WHERE it is to be done’ quickly brings us back to earth and grounds us to a particular location. The contours and specifics of the LOCATION gives us critical cues, to PRACTICAL DETAILING.
4. Asking ‘When it is to be done’ introduces us to the URGENCY of Time and SEQUENCING of required tasks
5. Asking ‘WHO is going to get it done’ at this stage; enables us to draw up proper PERSON and JOB SPECIFICATIONS and allocate or seek accordingly
6. Asking ‘HOW it is going to be done’ LAST; enables us to effectively sequence the process in the most efficient manner possible
Memorize the sequence, master the process and watch your productivity soar!