We all know we should plan, we all know why and we know the risks of not planning. Despite this, the work of building a real plan (rather than a document that gathers dust) is often too much of a demand on already busy directors and managers.
In the real world there are three problems:
Planning is hard work, and time-consuming
The planning process itself can fail and peter out or (worse) produce an inadequate plan
Plans are not implemented (because implementation involves change and that’s really hard work)
This is why most companies with effective business plans in place use external consultants who have the necessary time, expertise and external perspective.
A plan is no more than a tool; it only becomes a success when people adopt it, use it and discover that it helps them.
So a real plan also comes with an implementation strategy.
Ask us for a plan of how you can succeed in planning – and make your business much stronger.