Strategic planning can mean the difference between running a business and running a successful business – one that remains competitive in its market through changing environments and continues to meet your goals as a business owner or manager.
We recognize that the decision to undertake a strategic planning process is a difficult one. There is never a good time to plan. In fact, in the short term, planning can often seem to get in the way of making money.
And, as the beginning of the month becomes the end of the month and then the end of the quarter, there are many new decisions that have to be made that need to take priority.
Yet, without a plan, all the complexities of running your business remain unchanged, and there is real danger that you will do business more out of habit than by clear thinking and informed decision-making.
It takes real leadership to commit an organization to strategic thinking, especially when internal resources are limited. Greiner-Higgins Associates LLC consultants can help.