Jeffery David Whippo shares the requisites for a successful strategic planning. He considers the fact that organizations around the globe develop strategic plans. They carefully create a vision of their future and the strategies needed to get there. But many fail to realize their vision and fail to deliver the expected strategic results. Unfortunately, executive teams cannot pinpoint the reasons for this dilemma so they repeat the strategic planning cycle over and over, always hoping that the next strategic planning session will bring better results.
According to Jeff Whippo, strategic planning involves the engagement of all levels of staff throughout the organization. The engagement generates additional input and helps build their commitment to the end plan. It is important to involve employees in the planning of strategy and direction for the organization.
For a successful strategic planning, it is important that a bottom up and top-down communication approach is taken. It starts off with a communication to all levels of employees informing them that a strategic planning process will be undertaken. Employees will provide input to the strategic planning process through feedback surveys, focus groups, meetings, etc. regarding their ideas for organizational direction, etc.
About Jeffery David Whippo
Jeffery David Whippo is a professional educator and developer of people, teams, and leaders. He is a well-educated professional who has attended California Coast University, Boston University, California State Polytechnic University, Community College of the Air Force, and Citrus College. He also worked as a Combat Intelligence Specialist for the USAF for almost 4 years. He contributes to a number of charitable causes including The Jimmy Fund, Junior Diabetes, Goodwill, and American Veterans.