Strategic planning season is upon us.
For organizations whose fiscal year ends December 31, the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is prime time for planning.
Vacations are over and there’s enough data from the current year to factor into your thinking about programs, people and budgets for the year ahead. Finish your planning by Thanksgiving and you’re ready to finalize budgets, fine-tune systems and make the necessary moves to start the new year fast.
Of the nearly 150 sessions I’ve led as a strategic planning facilitator, 64% have been held in the 83-day period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
Yet every year, leaders make the decision to not put their plans in writing. click here for more...