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Strategic Planning

Know where your organization wants to go

In Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, young Alice inquires of the Cheshire Cat: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," replies the cat.
"I don't much care where," says Alice.
"Then it doesn't much matter which way you go," says the cat.

Sound familiar? It should. Most organizations are both cyclical and tactical. Their plans are dictated by the calendar; they do what they do because that's what they always do this time of year. Their objectives are shaped reactively; they respond to whatever comes up. They track their success or failure by comparing their results to where they were a year ago. Rather than navigate the river, they're just trying to stay afloat.

Strategic organizations know who they are, what they value, where they're headed and how they intend to get there. And, every hour of every day, they track their progress toward a strategic goal that pulls them forward into the future. Because, if you do care where you're going, it matters which way you go.

Whether you have a year, six months, three months or a weekend, we can lead you toward a clear and compelling strategy for your organization that will galvanize your leaders and mobilize your followers.

What is strategic planning?

 

Strategic planning is a disciplined, rigorous process designed to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it - all with a focus on the future.

Hewett Consulting LLC will help your organization focus its energy, ensuring that your stakeholders are working toward the same goals, and assess and adjust your direction in response to a rapidly changing environment.