Great strategic planning determines direction, priorities, goals and measures, but Bain & Associates found that only 1 in 3 executives believe their process delivers a strong strategy.
That is not acceptable.
Here are practical process tips to ensure that your team develops a strategic plan that works: free 9 Steps to Great Strategic Planning.
And remember: "Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." Sun Tzu
The slow summer burn is quickly turning into the autumn rush! We're helping clients with a range of needs at the intersection of communication, culture, content and change. Below are a few of the trending needs we are seeing now.
These types of initiatives are often cross-functional and require buy-in from sources outside of any one sponsor's control. Outside help can bring valuable perspectives from hard-earned experience.
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Trust involves a complex set of perceptions and experiences. While we might be willing to quickly dip a toe into a shallow pool of hope, true trust usually takes some time to build. And it can be easily shattered.
Ideally, the function of Communications helps employees navigate an ever-growing onslaught of information so they can perform their jobs well. That's no easy feat. Rapidly evolving culture and technology mean that Communications (big "C" and little "c") may need more frequent tune-ups.
Below are five signs relevant for all leaders and managers that your team's or organization's communications warrants an investment. If these signs are familiar, see how a custom Communication Audit & Refresh can rejuvenate everything from content to tools, processes and policies.
Add your own thoughts about signs of internal communications concerns below!
Here are six red flags that threaten all kinds of change initiatives, from ERPs and M&As to brand updates, culture shifts and the Boomer-to-Millennial evolution.
If these sound familiar, visit Got Change? to learn about a custom, objective Transformation Assessment that can be conducted anytime during your change process.
Feel free to add other red flags in the comment section below!
Good thoughts to remember from Ira Glass. Look below or listen here.
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"One for all and all for one!"
The Three Musketeers illustrate the power of buy-in. Together, they conquered seemingly impossible odds.
Unfortunately, a lack of buy-in often undermines great initiatives. While getting support can be a painstaking, personal and repetitive process, it's worth it in the long run.
Here are four common excuses for avoiding buy-in, and how to overcome them.
Getting buy-in can be tough and time-consuming, but do you have a choice? Think of the alternative: wasting time, money and morale on a program that sits idle. Learn how your team can raise its' EQ and become more collaborative, innovative and transparent. Contact The Porter Authority.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A well-traveled guide in a diverse array of organizational cultures, Emily Porter has a distinct POV marked by large doses of realism, empathy and outright humor. She has lived and worked in DC, NYC, Boston, Richmond, VA and now Minneapolis.