Strategic Planning

Strategic Flypaper

I’d like to introduce one more benefit related to the centralized environmental monitoring system concept. At a practical level, this becomes what I call (for lack of a better term) “strategic flypaper.” It’s the system that captures all of the strategic issues that pop up during conversations in the organization. Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Environmental Forces Monitoring

Environmental forces monitoring refers to an ongoing management system, deployed through existing meeting structures, that allows the organization to create a view of the business environment with the benefit of input from subject matter experts across the organization. The purpose of maintaining this type of system is to elevate the Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Strategic Awareness

Strategic visibility is the sum of and timing of all the information and analysis flowing into the hands of decision makers in your organization. This framework provides a bit of context for you to consider the effectiveness of your environmental forces monitoring approach. The attributes of visibility we’re specifically working Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Change.doc

I’m experimenting with a simple technique that I started to use in order to maintain continual improvement in the overall strategic planning process. Cognitive psychology tells us that when dissonance is created in our minds, our subconscious works overtime to close those gaps. I’m sure most people have experienced trying Read more…

By Kirk, ago