Work complexity is coherence and holding multiple coherent concepts together to make sense of where you are and what progress looks like.
Involving people in the plan will ensure greater buy-in and successful implementation. Sharing neccessary information will keep the plan within the guidelines established. Treat people like adults and if they are wrong, the plan can quickly be adjusted and everyone learns from the challenge.
The outcomes from our Strategic Planning Time:
Develop thematic goals for the next 5 years;
Team building with the staff and faculty;
Create a shared history on successes and what got us to where we are;
Co-create a shared future and action steps to get to future goals
I figured using SOLVED Solution-Finding Method may frame your thinking for setting some resolutions for your organizations, teams and personal future.
The NOISE analysis is an alternative to SWOT. NOISE is a planning technique of looking at what is working and determining areas to improve.
Planning is toted as one of the most important things that Teams and Managers do and I still see many people who really suck at it! Why?
Because they are poorly constructed and STOP at Goal Setting.
Within all parts of your work YOUR knowledge and thinking must be part of the plan. No technology or rote process can give you the “correct” plan – BUT a solid process for planning can guide you to the best plan for your team and you.
A plan is a judgment about the best way to go about achieving an intended goal
All goals are time driven – whether we announce the time-frame or not ALL GOALS ARE TIME DRIVEN. As a Manager setting goals “What-by-When” is how you add value to those who work with you. As an employee completing goals “What-by-When” and setting goals for ourselves are what adds value to those who work with us. Determining your own & others time-span to complete a goal will make your work more fulfilling and innovative.
Planning: Break goals into immediate actionable tasks; Meaning explain exactly what you want done. What do you want to happen? Where are you right now? Where would you be in order to say you have achieved success? Is that realistic? Where are you right now? What will things be like (tangible, seeable, real) if … Continued
How many people, teams, companies have this thinking? and are counting down to some made up lacking critical thinking end state.
Perhaps not 2012 and conspiracy theories; yet just as strong folkloric constructs. False stories that become perceived as the truth because no one has critically explored and challenged the foundation upon which the story is built. Then people “research” and continue to find and reinforce their belief.