Blueprinting the organization’s ongoing operations and strategic initiatives…
As complex entities, organizations are replete with competing interests. A clear, concise, well-communicated and reinforced business plan helps to quell these competitions by focusing decisions and guiding actions on achievement of established mission goals.
Business plans serve as roadmaps driving organizational and individual decisions and actions during performance of ongoing operational activities and implementation of strategic initiatives. Consequently, these plans themselves must be engaging, well-understood, and frequently referenced to accomplish their purpose. Those gathering dust on executive shelves fail to achieve their intended purpose.
Organizations are comprised of individuals, each of whom possess unique values, perspectives, and motivations. Harmonizing these into a cohesive whole dedicated to achieving common organizational goals is a central responsibility of business leaders at all levels. Business plans and their accompanying performance metrics provide the common framework unifying the organization’s many leaders.
But for business plans to serve this purpose, they must be understood, frequently referenced, and broadly communicated. Consequently, leaders must want and find value in using them.
More than a work instructions list, engaging business plans inspire their use. Such plans require visual appeal, thoughtful organization, and useful tools. Engaging plans take time and effort to develop.
Focus of the Business Plan Development Forum
The StrategyDriven Business Plan Development Forum focuses on the practices crafting a clear, concise, and frequently referenced business plan. The materials within this forum provide how-to guidance for developing a holistic, meaningful roadmap used to guide organizational decisions and performance.
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