Strategic Planning Tips from Alice in Wonderland

by | Jan 8, 2014

alice in wonderlandIf you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there? Do you remember the conversation that Alice in Wonderland had with the Cheshire Cat? Alice didn’t have a clear idea of where she was going or wanted to do. Alice asked the cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to walk from here?” The cat responded, “You’re sure to get somewhere if you walk long enough.” In an odd way the cat was giving wise counsel not only for Alice but for organizations and businesses. To have an impact and make a difference, you have to know where you are going. Then you have to follow a path that will take you where you want to go.

Here are three tips that Transform Consulting Group has to help you find your path and reach your destination:

1. Understand the Need – what is the need in your community that your organization is working to address? Is there a specific health problem or education issue?

2. Identify Your Commitment – what is the impact (or change) that your organization plans to make to address this need? Make sure to include a timeline with an end date (1 year, 3 years or 5 years).

3. Develop Your Path – what strategies or services will your organization implement to address the need and accomplish your goals?

4. Reevaluate – check in on your progress. Are you still on the path? Have you gotten closer to accomplishing your goals? Do you need to make any changes? Have the needs in your community changed?

Transform Consulting Group can help your organization identify trends and make recommendations to maximize the impact of your work. Contact us today and we’ll help you get there.


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