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Strategy workshop people challenges

13-Aug-2013

How to identify people challenges that could derail your workshop


People don't just arrive at a strategic planning workshop ready to think strategically, and give of their best. 

Many of them have other things on their minds.

Many people arrive at a strategy workshop distracted. They may be thinking about pressing operational problems or issues. They may be worried about the direction the company is going in, and how this may affect their power base. They may not trust the people they are working with. They may be reluctant to say what they really feel, because of the culture of the organization. They may be fighting political and turf battles with one another. 

Because, strategic planning is the most complex thinking work leaders can do, it is important to identify and deal with the challenges that may prevent your team from focusing their full attention on the workshop objectives - before you create your workshop agenda.

This guide provides you with examples of common challenges that a CEO needs to deal with, before doing strategic planning. This will ensure that the people at your strategy workshop can focus on strategic thinking, rather than worrying about other issues.

It also provides you with common people related challenges that a CEO needs to brief a facilitator about before he/she begins to design your strategic planning workshop.

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