Creating a Clear and Practical Strategic Plan

Strategic planning is an essential part of any organization's success. It involves setting a bold vision, creating objectives and goals, and developing an action plan to move in the right direction. At Cascade, we understand that writing a strategic plan can be daunting, especially in today's unpredictable environment. That's why we've developed a simple model that can help you create a clear and practical plan to achieve your organization's goals. Our tried and tested strategic planning template is designed to be both adaptable and effective.

It focuses on getting from point A to point B more efficiently, while also enjoying the journey and learning from it. The strategic management process involves understanding the main business model and organizational purpose, identifying corporate values, creating an image of what success would be like in 3 to 5 years, consolidating competitive advantages, formulating strategies for the entire organization that explain its basis, and agreeing on strategic issues that should be addressed in the planning process. The model's linked layer structure means that you can always adjust your strategy in response to new challenges or opportunities and keep everyone informed. The process of co-creation and collaboration to develop such a plan with stakeholders is one of the most critical factors in implementing the strategy. Some organizations may maintain a strategic plan for a year or more, while others have to respond to market changes more frequently. The 5 forces (and the key questions) that determine competitive strategy for most industries are:

  • Competitive rivalry: How intense is competition?
  • Supplier power: How much power do suppliers have?
  • Buyer power: How much power do buyers have?
  • Threat of substitutes: How easily can customers switch to other products or services?
  • Threat of new entrants: How easy is it for new competitors to enter the market?
This is a tried and tested strategic planning model that has been refined after years of working with more than 20,000 teams around the world.

With our model, you can write a strategic plan that's both adaptable and effective. At Cascade, we understand that creating a successful strategic plan requires careful consideration of all aspects of your organization. Our model provides an effective framework for developing a clear and practical plan that will help you achieve your goals. With our model, you can create an actionable plan that will help you stay on track and make sure everyone is informed about changes in strategy. We believe that our model is the best way to create a successful strategic plan for any organization. With our model, you can develop an effective plan that will help you reach your goals and ensure long-term success.