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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Work the Plan

NFIB presents this article on Work the Plan, Plan the Work, which is detailed outline for a small business strategic plan.

Looks simple. It isn't.

Otherwise, more busineses would do it, more would be successful - and frankly, we wouldn't be needed. But we are needed. Just ask the clients we work with.

BOTTOMLINE: At Six Disciplines, we break this entire business-building process down into six processes, made up of 31 steps. But the business-building steps themselves are only one part of the solution.

It also requires using an activity management system to align individual plans to the strategic goals of the organization. It also requires an external coach for teaching individual and organizational accountability for the ongoing business improvement process.

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