C19 is “disruptive Innovation” on steroids. Every business has been disrupted, even those that are seeing revenue growth through this period. C19 has been the disrupter, and the best leaders will, and already are, looking at their business critically, using this situation to find new, innovative opportunities, both externally (customers, supply chain), and inside their companies (deployment of people, operating systems).
The challenge for many SME leaders is transferring their new ideas and evolving vision into a working plan.
A number of practical questions arise:
- Where do I start?
- How do I get past the initial resistance from some members of my team?
- How do I translate my future vision into measurable goals?
- What are the most important pieces to include in a high level summary of our future vision?
- How do I incorporate my values and cultural changes in the plan?
- How do I integrate new ideas with our current methods of doing business?
- How far into the future should we plan?
- How often should I review and update my plan?
- How do I maintain momentum when I need to make major changes (pivot) in the future?
- How do I engage my team in creating departmental plans?
- Who do I share my plan with and how do I do this?
The devil is in the details.
When you are ready to put some of your new ideas into play, a good starting point is drafting or refreshing your Business Plan Summary. A template with detailed instructions is available at plangenie.com.
This content rich web site will also help you find answers to the other questions listed above.
The act of writing a business plan is a powerful catalyst to self discovery and clarity.