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Monitor the Plan Constantly

30 October, 2015 - 09:16

Oftentimes a great strategic plan is written, taking lots of time, but isn’t actually put into practice for a variety of reasons, such as the following:

  1. The plan wasn’t developed so that it could be useful.
  2. The plan wasn’t communicated with management and others in the HRM department.
  3. The plan did not meet the budget guidelines of the organization.
  4. The plan did not match the strategic outcomes of the organization.
  5. There was lack of knowledge on how to actually implement it.

There is no point in developing a plan that isn’t going to be used. Developing the plan and then making changes as necessary are important to making it a valuable asset for the organization. A strategic plan should be a living document, in that it changes as organizational or external factors change. People can get too attached to a specific plan or way of doing things and then find it hard to change. The plan needs to change constantly or it won’t be of value.