If there was one cause 21st century changemakers must stand for, it's bullshit-free strategy.
In a recent discussion, someone had asked about the tools and methodologies used to create a strategic plan. Anyway, I always find these strategic planning discussions a little startling. It's usually really easy to categorize the typical responses that pile in:
- More SWOTs
- Online tools and software (For real!?)
Suspicious yet? Other mnemonic frameworks like PESTLE, STEEPLE, and GROW were mentioned, but whatever scans are done, scan should be an active verb. All day, everyday.
Done away from the office, of course.
Design-oriented, lean-acquainted practitioners would be baffled by the over-recommendation of SWOTS. Additionally, what about:
- Process? What's really being done before and after the