Strategic Planning in Houston, Texas
Thinking Partners uses the Shared Strategic Planning Process developed by the Institute for Cultural Affairs.
- The strategic planning process is solutions oriented. It is aimed entirely at positive outcome-no blaming and no useless conflict.
- It deals with obstacles, identifying and converting possible hurdles into windows of opportunity. The process handles those current realities that threaten to derail the achievement of the Practical Vision.
- Strategy rules. Every action is integrated and grounded in the long view.
- It gets you into action, with a 90-Day Action Plan, which includes who, what, how, why, and at what cost.
|Phase||Rational Objective||Experiential Objective||Focus Question||Organizing Principle|
|Vision Workshop||Identify groups hopes and dreams||To feel a common vision of the future||What do we want to see in place in the next five year?||Similar Accomplishments|
|Contradiction Workshop||Identify Obstacles to our vision||To feel we have identified the real issues||What is blocking us moving toward our vision?||Common root causes to the obstacles|
|Strategic Directions Workshop||Identify what we need to DO this year||Excitement at next, practical possibilities||What will unblock us so we can move toward our vision?||Actions with similar intent|
If you are interested in Strategic Planning
We will set a time to go over your objectives. The strategic planning process is highly customizable based on your needs. It can be done during an off-site, or over a period of a few weeks. We find that clients are incredibly pressed for time and we are flexible. The key thing is to create a high aggressive implementation plan. The last thing you want is for the plan to be over ridden by day to day demands and it ends up just sitting on a shelve.
What Else Should You Know?
The planning process was forged in big-city ghettoes in the U.S. and whole villages in Africa and Asia, facilitating outstanding results in underdeveloped communities. These results got the attention of business and industry leaders. The outcome: A planning process that works exquisitely in any organization, from service companies to factories to non-profits. To learn more go to ICA
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