Experts generally define strategic planning as
“a pattern of formal and informal long-term decision-making activities which result in a strategic plan that is implemented, periodically reviewed, and adjusted with the aim of improving organizational performance” (Liedtke, 2019).
“Strategy” is the operative word here – critical thinking about the future. Another vital element in the strategic planning process, and directly related to successful outcomes, is whether to hire an outsider to assist in planning and to facilitate your strategic planning meeting(s). Recent research into the value of outsider-based strategic planning demonstrated significant positive benefit (Robinson, 2017).
Effective strategic planning conveys insights and skills that empower organizations to refocus their obligations, think strategically, focus intentionally, and plan effectively to achieve both short and long-range goals. The LLF team of skilled facilitators, business psychologists, and legal experts have the expertise you need. We can help your leadership team align the organization, its employees, and stakeholders with shared strategic vision, direction, and commitment and develop a high-performance team invested in the organization’s ultimate success.