Strategic Planning in Todays Economy Print

The Great Recession may be officially over but the number of distressed businesses and bankruptcies have many people thinking otherwise.  Five short years ago, who would have guessed that companies like Kodak and Blockbuster would file Chapter 11 and that others such as JC Penney, Best Buy and Sears may not be far behind.  How is the competitive landscape changing your business and industry?  Maintaining a clear focus and sense of direction can be difficult at any time but especially in today's uncertain economic climate where the opportunities and decisions facing a business today are not always obvious and yesterday's strong track record is no guarantee of tomorrow's success.  As Hamel and Prahalad caution in their best-selling book, Competing for the Future, "companies must develop competitive advantages faster than the competition imitates the ones they possess today."

For many business leaders, their strategic planning process has recently taken on renewed importance as they see an even greater need for clear, decisive actions and realize that lower margins mean there will be less room for experimenting or making mistakes.  And while some businesses see danger and caution ahead, many others still see opportunity and plenty of "low hanging fruit."  To help them navigate through these uncertain times, more organizations are utilizing an independent, experienced facilitator to guide their team through a pragmatic planning process.  Using a proprietary planning approach, we've helped dozens of organizations to strengthen their decision-making and ability to gain the commitment and confidence of their followers necessary to move forward and get results.

Our strategic planning process is flexible and can be customized to fit your unique needs regardless of your organization's size, industry, competitive position, or the experience of your planning team. For more information about our planning process and how it can benefit your organization, feel free to call us at 717.232.1515 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it