The Importance of Rhythm

The Weekly Report – October 24, 2022
Why strategic planning and thinking shouldn’t be solely for the CEO.

Strategy and revenue growth expert Steve Haarstad says four questions provide the foundation of strategic thinking: Who are you and why? Where are you now? Where would you like to be in the future? How will you get there? 

Powerful in their simplicity, these questions provoke straightforward answers, because avoiding overcomplication is important to strategic planning.

Steve will present Enhancing Your Strategic Planning and Implementation, a manufacturing workshop about how the rhythm of daily business activities should be incorporated into strategic business planning. The in-person event is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., November 29th at the Maple Grove Community Center.

Steve will emphasize that the responsibility of a company’s strategic planning and thinking should extend beyond the CEO and executive leadership team. Incorporating different levels and leaders of your organization will make it easier to enable the strategic plan to guide business units toward desired company goals.

Implementation is just as important as having a strategic plan, Steve says. His workshop will show how and why a regular rhythm is so valuable to the success of any plan. He recommends that there should be a structure to this rhythm and that all elements of a business should be involved at the appropriate time.

Applying a strategic framework to the natural cadence of your business operations will help ensure that strategic plans and organizational goals are kept front and center. By incorporating a consistent structure and format to daily, weekly, quarterly, and annual meetings, staff at all levels become involved in the bigger picture and can inform leadership on progress or challenges that may arise.

Steve always does an outstanding job making the concepts of strategic business planning simple and approachable. Keeping plans relatively simple, he says, allows everyone in the organization to understand what’s going on and how they can work together to achieve common goals. When everyone heads in the same direction, you are more likely to get to the desired destination.

We hope you’ll join us on November 29th!

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