Everyone wants better results, right? Those results may be to earn more money, to use resources better, to create a more effective and efficient team, to improve your work and life balance, to achieve sustainability, and so on. And strategic planning helps. As I discuss in the following sections, the benefits to strategic planning are intangible and show hard bottom-line return on investment (ROI).
Every day your work impacts aspects of your business. Following these tips can help you realize the true day-to-day impact of having a strategic plan in place:
Think back on the past month: Were there any projects or activities you were part of directly or indirectly that didn't actually move the organization forward because they were dead-end opportunities? I bet there were. Get rid of this dead weight as fast as possible!