Benefits of Strategic Planning Clearly define the purpose of the organization and establish realistic goals. Develop a sense of ownership of the plan. Ensure the most effective use of resources by focusing on key priorities. Provide a base from which progress can be measured. Recognize the impact the changing environment has on the organization and affect the needed changes. Further develop staff and board relationships. Develop a mechanism to focus on the organization's future. Provide leadership development training. Provide a framework for decision making in the organization.
I will build a motorcar for the multitude. It will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure. The horse will have disappeared from our highways, the automobile will be taken for granted; and we will give a large number of men employment at good wages.
We will be the first drug maker with advanced research in every disease category. Our research will be as good as the science being done anywhere in the world. Our drugs won’t be used by a single person who doesn’t need them. We will be at the leading edge of concern, making contributions to he problems society is struggling with and making a contribution to the environment I in which we live.
Giro Sports Design, 1991
The best riders in the world will be using our products by the year 2000. Winners of the Tour de France, the World Championships, and the Olympic Gold Medal will win wearing Giro helmets. We will receive unsolicited phone calls and letters from customers who say, “Thank you for being in business, one of your helmets saved my life”. Our employees will feel that this is the best place they’ve ever worked. When you ask people to name the top company in the cycling business, the vast majority will say “‘Giro”.
STRENGTHS Team 1 OPPORTUNITIES Team 3 THREATS Team 4 WEAKNESSES Team 2 SWOT Analysis Round Robin Brainstorm – 4 Teams STRENGTHS Team 4 OPPORTUNITIES Team 2 THREATS Team 3 WEAKNESSES Team 1 STRENGTHS Team 2 OPPORTUNITIES Team 4 THREATS Team 1 WEAKNESSES Team 3 STRENGTHS Team 3 OPPORTUNITIES Team 1 THREATS Team 2 WEAKNESSES Team 4 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
B usiness Definition Who? What? Where? Who Not? What Not? Where Not? Who Else? What Else? Where Else?
B usiness Definition Reduce Which factors should be reduced well below the industry’s standards? Raise Which factors should be raised well above the industry’s standards? Eliminate Which of the factors that the industry takes for granted should be eliminated ? Create Which factors should be created that the industry has never offered? A New Value Curve Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, Blue Ocean Strategy , 2005
B usiness Definition Eliminate Raise Reduce Create
Background Dennis Blender has over 20 years of psychological consulting experience in organizational development, team dynamics, and facilitation. Particular strengths are in strategic planning, group facilitation and conflict resolution. He has conducted organizational culture analysis to determine strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations for improvement. He is extremely proficient at assisting organizations determine their core purpose and core values, and align their values with systems and behavior. Prior to launching BCG, Dennis was a Partner at Plante & Moran, LLP, in the Management Consulting Services Group. He earned a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Educational Psychology, an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio University. Contact information: 248-245-7900 [email_address] www.blenderconsulting.com