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Best Laid Plans

September 10, 2015

Over the next few months, credit unions will be going through their strategic planning process to discuss the direction and goals for the credit union going forward. Often, we see actionable game plans with the best intentions to stay focused on implementation, which is when the real tough work begins.

Following are just a few tips to not allow the whirlwind of operations (or of life) to get in the way of strategic implementation (and the best laid plans):

  • Agree on how often progress will be reviewed
  • Keep the plan top of mind and connect it with day-to-day activities
  • Facilitate access to the right people who can make decisions on priorities

Each organization should set working agreements on how to maintain focus that suits the culture and ensures the success of the strategic plan. Ultimately, the key is to make sure the working agreements don’t let the whirlwind of real life take priority over strategic implementation.

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