Originally posted on Small Firm Innovation
In the second planning installment, we discussed key issues and goals. That leads us to today’s discussion of strategies and action plans.
Strategies are the “how do we get there?” phase. For many solos and small firms, this can be the hardest phase to complete, since partners often have many ideas on how to achieve the goals. It’s hard to sort through the “chaff” and prioritize the best strategies for each goal.
However, you must prioritize and decide on the best course of action at some point in order to create a successful plan. The best plans are usually the simplest as well. You’ll probably have to go through a couple of iterations of the plan before you get it right and have everyone’s “buy in”.
Start with the 4 or 5 firm goals you’ve decided on and discuss strategies to achieve each…