Is your strategic planning process a decidely rational activity? Mostly focussed on delivering the plan for the future?
Follow the rationale in this thought provoking piece by Mark Rhodes writing for the Free Management Library and read how ‘successful strategy-making is most often an “emergent” process. Employing the emergent approach, the strategist maintains an open mind as to the future direction of the organization, and seizes the moment when opportunity matches organizational capability.’
So, is your company a ‘strategic thinking leading to a strategy followed by a plan’ company? Challenge your own thinking here.