This is where Strategic Themes are delineated, and the critical issues that need attention are prioritised. For each agreed strategic theme, specific objectives and targets are set and the means of measuring performance outlined. These are then tracked and continuously monitored. These key objectives are further categorised across:
- Internal Processes &
- Learning and Growth perspectives
Like the pillars of the Parthenon, themes hold up the structure of a plan. They are the very pillars that define the shape and distinctive thrusts of new growth and new direction.
From this basis, detailed plans, measures of achievement and detailed strategy implementation actions, underpinned by agreed timelines are developed. Themes provide a mainstay for strategic planning. Whilst recognising that ‘the devil is in the detail,’ themes actually facilitate final agreement at the detail level.
Ready-made worksheets include:
- Strategic Themes Overview
- Strategic Themes Detailed – carefully merging the short, medium and longwave requirements for success
… and, of course, you can create your own worksheets.