This is the time of the year when many organizations focus on strategy.
In this newsletter, we have a number of exciting tools to help you with your strategic planning process.
We are very excited about this year's updated strategic trend research. So much has changed in the space of a year since we last updated our trend research. In the first article we present our strategic trend cards for 2017. These attractive on-line cards will help you keep track of the latest trends, as well as providing you with an exciting activity that is the highlight of any strategy or innovation conference.
If you have ever sat bored in a strategy retreat listening to people sprouting meaningless jargon, then have some fun with our strategy jargon generator in the second section of this newsletter. You too can produce your own meaningless jargon that will astound anyone sitting in a 'waste-of-time' strategy workshop.
But, if you are serious about strategy, and want to formulate a powerful and useful strategic plan for your organization, then look at our step-by-step guide to strategic planning in our third section.
How you open a strategy workshop, will impact on how the group behaves during the workshop. So in our fourth section, we provide a guide on how to use your opening address to set the scene for a successful strategy workshop.
In our fifth article, we provide strategic planning facilitators with some powerful, practical activities to use in a strategy workshop or conference.
We hope that by using these powerful trend research cards, tools and activities, your team will develop powerful strategies that will enable your organization to be successful in the future.
The Change Designs team