We believe that the first step in building an empowered and decentralized organization is to first align the team around a shared vision for success. We also believe that every organization is on a journey, and the strategic plan becomes the roadmap for the next leg of the journey. Every effort to grow, expand, transition or shift implies that the organization must change. The strategic planning process is a powerful way to create clarity and alignment, prepare the team for change and inspire action in support of the desired change. By articulating a clear vision for success and the desired-end state, team members are able to work together towards a shared goal.
The strategic planning process is just as important as the plan itself. The planning process sparks dialogue and debate that begins by establishing a shared understanding of the status quo. From that understanding, the team is ready to plan for the future. The strategic planning process generates the organization’s intent, which not only includes what they want to achieve but also what kind of an organization they need to be in order to achieve their goals. The best laid plans always change along the way because the marketplace is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Therefore, a successful planning process not only creates alignment and focus, but also develops the team’s agility in order to effectively react to change and opportunity.
The Batiste Leadership strategic change process is always customized for the client, drawing on a variety of tools and techniques depending on the specific needs of the organization.