Video above: The strategic planning process with PathShare® HR Services.
Businesses who use Strategic Plans are 12% more profitable (M2 Planning). Strategic planning is critical for businesses today who are serious about growing, staying ahead of their competitors, and proactively anticipating their customer's needs. It’s important to take a pause to assess where your business is at today, and decide if you need to shift or make adjustments. Businesses are faced with a wealth of opportunities, and strategic planning helps you prioritize what opportunities you need to invest time and energy in.
“Without strategic planning, you're probably wasting resources by trying to pursue too many things. Strategic planning can be looked at as fewer things done better.”
- David Pohlman, COO at GreatAmerica Financial Services and Office of the President
If you are taking the same approach every year, inevitably it will run out of steam. Good strategic planning provides clarity of specific things you’re going to do in the next year to drive numerical results. One of the most critical components to making your strategic planning session successful is making sure you have a good strategic planning facilitator.
Here are 5 things you should look for in a strategic planning facilitator:
Most importantly, your strategic planning session needs to have a facilitator you can trust, has your best interest in mind, and will treat you and your business with respect. PathShare® HR Services is committed to helping businesses achieve greater success. They leverage the same skills and strategies GreatAmerica has used internally. Engage a PathShare HR Consultant to facilitate your next Strategic Planning meeting to begin driving long-term success into your business. .
Contact PathShare at email@example.com for availability and to book a facilitator for your next strategic planning meeting.
Arial Harland is a Human Resources & Organizational Development Consultant with PathShare® HR Services Group at GreatAmerica Financial Services, where she enjoys fostering relationships with business owners by helping them with their organizational challenges. As a certified AVA Analyst, through Bizet Human Asset Management, she assists companies in building strong cohesive teams. She obtained her B.A. in Organizational Sciences and Psychology at Coe College and her Master of Organizational Leadership through St. Ambrose University, enabling her to aid companies in optimizing their greatest assets – their people. In 2018 she was named an industry “Difference Maker” in ENX Magazine, and she was also one of six named as an industry “Young Influencer” in The Cannata Report.