Creating a clear, understandable and actionable strategic plan can be a powerful tool to get to organizational results.
But the process is as important as the product. Stakeholders need to be involved in developing the plan and the context in which the organization operates must be taken into account. FPG will support organizations in creating strategic plans with aspirational goals paired with realistic, achievable objectives.
A strategic plan sets the direction and is the framework for action but some organizations may need support in making the plan a reality;
getting the right people to undertake the tasks, getting buy-in from other stakeholders, working through specific challenges in implementation, and making adjustments to the plan as needed, while always keeping the focus on results. FPG has experience in guiding and supporting organizations as they move through this important stage; they can be there in the beginning to ensure resource alignment or buy-in, or in the middle of the process, when an organization is most likely to get stuck and run into challenges, or even towards the end, if help is needed to get to the finish line.
Getting to results takes time and the outcomes or the changes may be difficult to measure.
FPG works with organizations to ensure they are going to be evaluating the right things, asking the right questions and assessing what matters. Getting the right evaluation framework in place at the front end of a project or initiative can make information gathering much easier; it can also provide evidence for making the necessary changes to a plan and provide real indicators of progress to celebrate success along the way.