Why do Most Strategic Plans Fail?

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Why do Most Strategic Plans Fail?

According to what some people say, 8 of each 10 efforts fail in strategic planning.
I think strategic planning is not just a simple model that we should apply in any case. We should consider that each context has own problems. Strategic planning efforts that are not in accordance with the context are doomed to fail.
Moreover, we should not set the total goals before implementing the process. We should learn from the process and change the goals and objectives along the way.


Dr Robin C Hesler, Canada

Why do Most Strategic Plans Fail

Agreed, you are right: too many people try and use a cookie cutter approach. You should have a strategy process that fits your organization's governance and culture.
You are tight again; it has to be a living document which is why one needs to build in decision points and alternate strategies as well a having a flexible process so that one can create even new, previously unthought strategies and goals.


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