Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is an important tool for closing the gap between potential and results of an organization. A culture of leadership requires a strategic plan.

Having a plan isn't enough. Research carried out by Norton and Kaplan at Harvard concludes that 70-90% of strategic plans fail to be executed.

You want to be successful with your strategic plan accomplishment. Our research and interest has been to ensure that our clients are in the 10-30% who have strategic plans that are successfully executed to strategic goal accomplishment!

We build in concepts and processes that help to ensure success. We also design our strategic planning process to be completed in a short time frame and take other measures to prevent strategic plan fatigue that is so prevalent in organizations today.

When you engage our services to assist you in creating your strategic plan, you can expect to;

  • Get great benefit from your investment of time and money
  • Create involvement and buy-in to the strategic plan throughout the planning process by involving the people who are responsible for implementing the plan
  • Create a plan that has flexibility so it doesn’t become obsolete
  • Develop an organization-wide framework for measuring results for easily tracking progress
  • Improve results
  • Carrying out the planning process in such a way that morale is improved
  • Design a strategic plan your shareholders can understand and support

As well as a full report, the strategic plan is also presented in a two page document made up of your high level strategic goals and a strategy map that translates the high level goals into operations. The strategy map constitutes a number of sub-strategies outlining the internal processes that your organization must excel at in order to be successful in executing your strategic plan. It includes sub-strategies that summarize the capacity needed by your organization to be successful with your chosen strategic goals. This two page document is a handy reference to keep everyone on track.

Getting Started

Contact Birgitt Williams, President of Dalar International Consultancy, Inc. to schedule a free one hour appointment to discuss your strategic planning needs. During this call, Birgitt will help you clarify why you want a strategic plan, she will ask questions about your preparedness for leading a strategy focused organization, get clarity about your expected outcomes, and find out from you who among your stakeholders you are thinking of involving in the creation of your strategic plan. During this session, Birgitt will expand on our approach to strategic planning. This session will provide insight for you about whether we are a good fit for you and your organization as the strategic planning consulting team.

Learning Opportunities

These workshops that we offer support the strategic planning process. In engaging us for your strategic planning, We recommend that key staff take these two workshops as they will work alongside our team to carry out your strategic planning. Working alongside us and developing capacity with strategic planning builds additional in house capacity for successfully executing the plan over time and for carrying out future strategic planning by this in house team.