“The best way to predict the
future is to create it.”
- Peter Drucker
Strategic visioning followed by strategic planning occurs in the context of the purpose and values of an organization.
It is a way for leadership of an organization to make sense of the current business environment in which they operate and
then set the short and long term direction and goals. The strategy must
be clearly defined so that members of the organization understand their role and align their decisions and actions to the
achievement of the desired results. The strategy needs to balance short and long term demands and the needs of the stakeholders
(customers, employees, and owners).
to have sustainable profitable growth, a strong focus on the future and willingness to be innovative should be part of strategic
process. That is why strategic visioning is a key component in the process. Innovation provides an effective response to customers,
the increasingly global marketplace, technological developments, complex government regulations, employees, suppliers, and
competitive pressure. Innovation also allows the leadership to aspire towards a more meaningful purpose and vision for the
organization. With a focus on the future and innovation, Hinrichs Consulting’s strength based strategic planning approach includes
SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results)1 instead of the traditional SWOT.
|Strategic Planning Process
When initiatives and projects are identified, the project team can employ the 5 I approach to create process, structure,
systems, or culture change. Please see the 5 I process. Each project should ensure sustainablity by "Walking the Diamond".
Please click below to see the connection of Strategic Focus to Walk the Diamond.
Walk the Diamond(TM)