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Strategic Plans Must be Used and Executed!
Everest Turyahikayo, Manager, Uganda

I know an organization were top management hired a consultant to design strategic plans for all departments. As such, SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time bound) plans were drafted.
But whenever the time elapsed the strategic plan should be implemented, records would be adjusted by adding more years within which to implement the plan.
At the end, little was achieved.
Strategic planning is a tool for achieving organizational goals. CEOs need to make use of the tool and ensure execution of the strategy for the better.

Strategic Planning Consultants
Thami Xelelo, Manager, South Africa
It is true that especially government departments often rely on consultants who are considered as officials who are highly qualified in strategic planning.
Sometimes you think its because they want to gain from these service providers!

Planning is Only the Beginning
Burl Waits, Project Manager, United States
Planning is only the beginning; unless there is constant follow up it is often a waste of time.
Implementation is the end goal!

The Fear of Implementing Strategies
Mr. Anthony Tetteh Opai, Coach, Ghana
Many companies spend a lot of money on strategic planning, coming out with very good communiques at the end.
The problem is facing the realities at the implementation stage. Effort should be made to eradicate time wasting and strategies should be supported with constant follow ups to achieve the set targets.

Strategy+ Execution + Alignment
Charlee Hanna, Business Consultant, United States
Strategy needs execution as many of you have said. But if alignment of the different systems and people are not in place then the best laid plans never get the results needed.


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