Do You Make These Mistakes When Setting Strategy?

Major organisations always take the time to set a long term strategy. However, creating a successful strategy is tougher than it seems.

Are you or your organisation making any of the following mistakes?

  1. Not being crystal clear about your purpose.
  2. Not having a clear vision for the organisation.
  3. Failing to get clear on what the organisation stands for in terms of values.
  4. Not effectively assessing the internal and external environment in which the organisation operates.
  5. Relying on a one or two day senior management away day or offsite meeting to come up with the strategy.
  6. Not involving different people at different levels of the organisation in the process.
  7. Seeing strategy as a task and finish exercise rather than a process.
  8. Not identifying the strategic initiatives that underpin the achievement of the vision and mission.

What else would you add?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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