Appendix A

Nine Steps of the Strategic Fitness Process

The strategic fitness process is vital strategic management work, not a human resource program. Over our thirty years of applying SFP, we have refined and developed SFP through an action learning process, evaluating results and making changes iteratively over time. Implementation revealed what aspects of the process worked as planned and what aspects did not. The result is a nine-step process facilitated by one or more third-party consultants or facilitators (internal or external, or both) (see figure 1-1).1 At a minimum, the facilitators know how to implement SFP, including the nine sequential steps and how to conduct each meeting in the process. Ideally, they also have knowledge in the ...

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