“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein
A Vision for the Future
Without a clear vision for the future and a well thought out Strategic Plan and aligned goals and objectives, an organization can spend a great deal of energy and time on activities that won’t necessarily produce the desires results. Busy does not always translate into meaningful results. Strategic planning is a methodical process for creating a path for your organization to follow, with the intention of ensuring your success as well as your significance. Strategic planning is about taking a meticulous, honest, and thorough look at both your own organization and at the regulatory, political, and competitive environments in which you operate. George & Associates can help guide your organization through an objective SWOT Analysis – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. With this assessment in hand, it is then possible to set a visionary future for your organization.
A strategic plan must start with a shared vision for what and where the organization wants to be in the future. It is critical that the vision and strategy be communicated effectively within the organization. George & Associates has the experience to be a valuable partner in this effort. We can help you sharpen your vision so that the tasks you undertake will further the mission of your organization.
Devising the Action Plan
Once there is “buy-in” on the vision and agreement is reached on intended outcomes, the organization must devise broad goals and objectives to evidence the vision and then plan a series of action steps to focus your organization’s resources in order to achieve the goals. Such a process helps an organization set priorities and helps ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals. George & Associates have experience assisting organizations develop effective and clear communication strategies that can help define clear expectations for the management team as well as metrics to measure success.
Strategic planning is a disciplined effort that guides decisions and actions that shape what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it, with an appreciation for the organization’s history and a focus on the future. Yet, care must be taken to assess and adjust the organization's strategy in response to changes in the operating environment or interference from exogenous factors.
Your Mission, your values
We will help you focus your organization’s Vision, define your Mission , and clarify your Core Values in order to develop an actionable Strategic Plan that is aligned with those foundational pillars to help you determine your success.
“You can do irrefutably impossible things with the right amount of planning and support from intelligent and hardworking people and pizza.” - Scott M. Simple
Clients will benefit through
· Alignment of Mission, Vision, and Values
· Focus on Goals
· Development of an effective shared Vision
· Action Plan to achieve the Vision and goals
· A Strategic Plan that is shared and supported by the leadership
· Measurable Goals and Objectives aligned with the mission and values of the organization
· An effective Communication Plan