Strategic Planning

It’s time to look toward the future and focus on long-term opportunities

Strategic Planning Consulting Services

These days, strategic planning is more important than ever. It’s become an essential service for organizations of all types, including small businesses, government entities, and other industries. Entrepreneurs and executives alike are seeing the value in strategic planning and stepping up to the plate to invest in consultants who can help them plan effectively and efficiently. When done correctly, implementing a strategic plan forces an organization and its senior leadership team to focus on critical and complex problems, as well as look ahead to future challenges. Strategic planning makes them much more adept to handle shifts in their industry so they can stay afloat during the most challenging of times.

What is Strategic Planning?

To put it into basic terms, strategic planning is the process of determining the vision, goals, and objectives of an organization. Having a strategic plan allows you to outline the direction in which your organization should move forward. Plus, it can play a major role in driving various decisions around personnel management, resource allocation, and much more.

With the help of strategic planning, you’re able to look toward the future and focus on long-term opportunities. This makes it ideal for mapping out the next five years or even the next 10, depending on how far ahead you feel comfortable planning. (Just be sure to remain flexible along the way!)

Why Should You Invest in Strategic Planning Consulting with Solutions 21?

Oftentimes in business, the stakes are simply too high to risk failure. Here at Solutions 21, our strategic planning consultants have decades of experience in supporting organizations in a variety of industries. It’s our mission to ensure you’ll find success, even amid economic, political, and social challenges. We help you to bridge the gap between your current state and where you want your organization to be. After all, if you don’t commit to making and executing your plans, you won’t be able to achieve the goals you desire. That’s why planning is only the beginning. You need to be committed to following your plan after it’s been developed in order to see results.

You can feel confident when hiring our team because you can count on us to empower you every step of the way.

Here are Four Key Benefits of Investing in Strategic Planning Services for your Organization:

You’ll Develop a Clear Vision of Your Organization:
There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing exactly what you’re setting out to achieve when it comes to milestones and goals for your organization. Having a clear vision helps you to develop a plan that will get you from where you are now to where you want to be.
You’ll Gain an Unbiased, Third-Party Perspective:
Sometimes we can become clouded by our own judgments, making it helpful to have someone from the outside offering their input. When working with a consultant, you’ll have someone who can offer honest, unbiased advice that will grow your organization for the better.
Access to an Expert’s Past Experience and Knowledge:
By working with the team at Solutions 21, you’ll have access to top-notch experience and knowledge. We’ve seen what has and hasn’t worked for other organizations similar to yours, meaning we can begin implementing proven strategies right away with minimal trial and error.
The Process Will be More Streamlined:
When your team is busy, strategic planning can fall to the wayside, not getting the true attention it deserves. By working with a strategic planning consultant, you’ll be able to stay on track, while also reducing the hours needed for strategic planning and developing your custom execution plan.
With the right team of consultants on your side, your organization can ensure that bigger and better opportunities will be on the horizon. And it all begins with having a clear plan in place, which we can help you develop with the help of our action-driven approach.

A Look Inside Our Strategic Planning Process

Here at Solutions 21, we always say that action without a plan is directionless. When working with our clients, we begin by identifying their existing strengths in order to cultivate a unique strategy around them. From there, we can move into the planning and execution stage. But it doesn’t end there!

Our Process Focuses on Four Key Elements, including:
assessment, planning, execution, and check-ins.

  • In the assessment stage, we’ll gain a clear understanding of the current state of your organization to determine what’s needed to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.
  • Then, we’ll move into the planning stage, where we’ll outline the action steps needed to create success.
  • After that, it’s all about execution.
  • Check-ins ensure the team is making regular progress toward the bigger picture.

We offer regular check-ins to ensure the organizations we work with are always staying on track to reach their desired milestones. That means you’re never without the support of a skilled, experienced team. This particular element is one we’ve found to be crucial in helping organizations to thrive. Having that much-needed support afterwards is what truly allows them to achieve great things.

Interested in Learning More About Our Strategic Planning Services?

Get in touch with us today to share a little about yourself and your organization. Then, we’ll be in touch regarding how to move forward.

How to Succeed at Strategic Planning When Other Organizations Fail

Understanding what it means to have a strategic plan is only half the battle. While getting started with planning may sound simple, about 90% of all companies fail to successfully execute their strategic plans. And what good is a plan if you aren’t able to successfully bring it to fruition?
Now the question is, where’s the disconnect? There are a few primary reasons we see organizations fail when it comes to strategic planning. Here’s what to be on the lookout for:

Lack of Commitment

The whole team should feel passionate about the organization’s long-term success, otherwise there will be little drive as they’re working on day-to-day tasks and larger projects.

Lack of Buy-In From Higher Ups

The whole team should feel passionate about the organization’s long-term success, otherwise there will be little drive as they’re working on day-to-day tasks and larger projects.

Mismatched Priorities Across the Team

The whole team should feel passionate about the organization’s long-term success, otherwise there will be little drive as they’re working on day-to-day tasks and larger projects.

Create Success by Partnering With Solutions 21

There’s no denying that strategic planning is an essential part of any successful organization. However, it’s not always an easy thing to plan and execute. That’s why it’s worthwhile to invest in working with consultants who can help you develop a strong strategic plan for the next five to ten years, while also being there to help you bring it to fruition. If you’re ready to invest in your future, Solutions 21 is here to help.