You may have spent hours or even days developing your annual business plan… now what? The logical answer is a comprehensive communications plan so the business plan is shared with the entire organization, right? This sounds easy enough but does not answer the “why” and the “how.” Understanding the “why” will give us the “how.”
“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” Howard Aiken, computing pioneer, IBM
Ask any business executive how many times they need to repeat a strategic message before it is effectively absorbed by their organization and their eyes will roll. In one of my recent conversations, the number was “17.” This may seem exaggerated but it’s consistent with my experience. The ways in which you communicate are equally important. There are more opportunities than you may think:
And finally, “rinse and repeat” - this is not a linear exercise. Communicating your business plan and strategic vision is an ongoing interactive process of learning, development, and growth for your employees – all of them.
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