What’s the worst that can happen if you don’t have a strategic plan? Without an agreed upon direction, your team is left to determine their own priorities. If everyone focuses on their own priorities, it’s difficult to gain momentum to move forward as an organization.
Every day we all have more choices of what to do with our time than we have time to complete the tasks. If you want your team focused on choices that support a particular direction then that direction has to be crystal clear to them.
Strategic planning allows you to allocate resources which may include dollars, FTEs, time, attention, equipment, etc. If you have an intentional direction with clearly stated priorities, then it becomes more apparent what resources you need to make all of that happen.
Whether you need to dust off your current strategic plan or start from a blank slate, Mary Sand, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) can assist you. As a preferred provider with PHV, Mary has extensive healthcare experience leading strategic planning sessions for hospitals (critical access, community and tertiary), healthcare systems, long term care, physician practices, and home care.