Strategic Planning Difficulties?


How often have you heard . . .

The Promises

Last year we were late getting our plan done. This year we will do better.
Last year we didn't follow our plan very well. This year we will do better.

The Gripes

I wish the planning process would just give me something useful.
This is not a strategic plan, it is just an operational plan.

The Intent

Where is the customer influence in our strategic plan?
How are we supposed to prioritize all of these strategic actions?

The Innocence

How come when I give the customer what they ask for, they don’t like it?
We seem to make a lot of last minute changes.



What’s wrong?

What can you do?

Who can you turn to?



What’s wrong is in your strategic planning process.

Industry today demands new levels of planning efforts that you can’t achieve with the processes of yesterday.

You are expected to use cross-functional design teams, to excite and delight your customers, with breakthrough ideas, all cheaper, faster, and better.

How can you consistently provide the greatest value to your customers reliably and ahead of the competition while maintaining profitability?

Why does it seem like everybody has their own point of view and sometimes we don’t seem to even be talking about the same strategies or plans?


You can improve your strategic planning process!

A Designed Understanding is the Key
that Unlocks the Many Points of View


Master Plan (MP) results in your cross-functional planning teams having a clear, aligned, and well-documented understanding of why they are doing what they are doing. This shared understanding helps you plan effectively and create a customer focused value delivery culture.


 ViewPoint & Understanding Enhancement (VUE) is the world leader in teaching cross-functional teams how to understand other points of view when things get complicated.


Take the step today.

Turn Your Strategic Planning Process
        into a Sustainable Competitive Advantage
                with Master Plan and
                Designed Understanding using ViewPoint

Call Dilworth Lyman today at 513-624-7100 and schedule your assessment.


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