December 19,2018 Strategic Planning

Implementing A Global Planning Model

Implementing A Global Planning Model

Implementing A Global Planning Model

A global planning model aims to achieve global and virtual alignment factoring in three specific elements to enable that alignment. The creation of a vision using the insights of all of those impacted by the vision. This joint participation leads to a higher level of self-efficacy. This planning model adheres to a consistent alignment of priorities. Priorities that consist of transparency, continual validation, and resource distribution. Lastly, the model enables a stream of communication vertically and horizontally across the organization. This brings a tighter forming of physically separate team members into the group.

Team Dynamics

Team dynamics have the possibility to evolve in this model to different levels beginning with the team determining their work and the accountability that naturally occurs in that process. In the natural checkpoints of the process, individuals and teams will be unable to hide lack of progress nor will roadblocks to progress be hidden as it will be explicitly transparent what is holding back progress. Due to the open nature of this planning methodology, there will also be greater possibilities for integrating projects across historic functional work boundaries that are not typically crossed as well as creating unique partnerships and capitalizing on economies of scale. Additionally, there is an ability for team members and organizations to share workloads and to be able to provide immediate assistance due to the resonant nature of identifying constraints in an open forum.

Living Organism

This planning model most importantly creates the ability to act as a living organism that grows, alters, and evolves during the same intended time period. As markets change, as people leave and enter, so do visions, strategies, and goals. This iterative process enables the construct and foundation to make slight, medium, or significant adjustments in a short period of time while being able to communicate and elicit support across the organization. Lastly, significant to the team is the validation process that monitors goals and if they are having the desired effect or not.


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