What are the most important questions to ask when creating a successful long term strategy?
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From corporate giants to small businesses, organizations that successfully transform into Social Business can potentially reap great benefits. Successful companies that want to be sustainable will focus on culture & employees.
What is a realistic time horizon?
Long term planning can vary based on business e.g. in tech Long term is a couple of years due to rapid innovation.
Where can I find some good templates?
There are resources that will provide some structure to the process.
Who can help with my SWOT analysis?
Strengths, Weakness, Opportunity & Threats assessment is an important part of a long term strategy, it takes time but well worth it.
What resources will help with this process?
Often local chamber of commerce or similar organizations have resources that will provide helpful information, especially external economic data
How often should I update this plan?
Plans age quickly, the planning process is most important.
What kind of support would be helpful?
Most of us need help and advice from friends, associates, think about recruiting an advisory group