Are you working on a strategic plan? I am.
Crafting a social enterprise strategic plan is a game that I find deeply satisfying. Rallying around a clear and compelling vision, determining the most transformational levers for change, and celebrating the success of a job well done. What’s not to love? What could ever get in the way of the joy of completing your strategic plan?
The dreaded I word. IMPLEMENTATION.
When I was a graduate student at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Administration, I had a professor who consistently reminded us that policy doesn’t fail in development, it fails in implementation.
So how can you prepare for the launch and implementation of your plan? By conducting a pre mortem. A conversation about what would get in the way of success. By knowing this you’ll be able to design a better planning process and hopefully succeed where many others fail.
Some templates? So happy you asked.