At this time of year, most companies embark on their annual strategic plan/business planning sessions. The Leadership Team convenes off-site for a two day retreat to get away from the day-to-day business detail to focus on the “Big Picture”. Literally getting away is a great idea, but Figuratively, maybe “Not So Much”!
Leaving behind employees’ ideas when it comes to strategic planning could be what dooms the plan from the start.
“Strategies that fail to deliver during execution are often built upon flawed logic and / or incorrect underlying assumptions. That is where employee engagement can help. Employees offer a vast amount of business knowledge that can be leveraged during strategic planning. That knowledge can fuel the planning process during the current-state analysis and future-state operational planning phases.” Employee Engagement in Strategy: Execution Won’t Succeed Without It
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