Spring moves us to action. And for organizations, planning is like planting seeds in the spring for summer flowers.
We have been fielding lots of requests for strategic planning over the past few months. Then, we realized that organizations postponed their natural planning cycles because of COVID. Since COVID, the world has changed so much. Organizations of all sizes are feeling the need to regroup, figure out what the new normal is, and reconnect. Small businesses need to reconnect with their customers to see what they want and how they want to receive their products and services. Nonprofit organizations need to reconnect with their community and stakeholders to reassess their needs and adjust their services and fundraising strategies accordingly.
Planning brings clarity. It brings consensus. Planning allows us to check our assumptions about the world, our customers, or our community. Planning creates the opportunity for more impact.
The value of an outside consultant or facilitator is that we bring expertise on process. We support the group find clarity and consensus.
As we emerge from our places of shelter and re-enter the world, what is the post-pandemic reality? We are all scanning our environment and learning what is needed from us and our organizations. This is the window to re-create and re-imagine ourselves, our work, our organization and our community. Amidst the uncertainty, consulting firms like MKM Management Consulting are a good resource to support that re-emerging process.
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