It’s not uncommon to begin a strategy and planning session with a thorough, open, honest assessment of the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis). It may be time to re-think this approach. Here’s why.
The new year can be a time for reflection and focus on the things we’d like to improve. But often, energy fades as we move back to our existing set of habits. There IS a better way.
Leaders often “protect” employees by letting them offer feedback with anonymity. This may increase participation but it also reduces accountability. There’s a better way.
As they begin planning for the coming year, business leaders focus on ways to improve and grow. A comprehensive review of the organization’s current state may be the most important part of the planning process.