Timing and Personnel

This is the point in the strategic planning process when the rubber meets the road—the point at which you begin considering the operational implications of your plan. Who is going to actually make things happen, and do they have the time and resources they will need to be successful? It is at this point that you will also recognize the importance of involving those who will be doing the work in designing the tactical elements of the plan.
Those being tapped to participate in the implementation of the plan, or who will likely be assigned to various tactics, should be involved in the development of those tactics or—at a minimum—be aware of them before the plan is communicated to the company at large. As one woman who has ...

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