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Outcome Planning

“How do I build a better plan?”

Too often, businesses are busy executing, but they’re not executing on the strategy.

Products are slow to market, sales slump, initiatives are put on hold — all in the gap between strategy and execution.

Plans are essential to get people moving forward, to get them working on the same page. But typical planning processes don’t work. We wildly under-estimate how long things will take. We set unrealistic deadlines. We avoid tough decisions. We spend too long planning and not enough time doing.

Outcome Planning is here to help you build a better plan. It’s an agile approach to planning with simple, proven, practical steps. Outcome Planning is a ‘How’ that gets your people on the same page, connects the dots between strategy and tactics, drives action on your team, and moves work forward.

What you get.

  • Overcome functional fixedness to solve a problem in a new way.
  • Create and test ideas that can lead to concrete outcomes.
  • A clearly defined plan with tangible actions that connect strategy to execution.
  • A repeatable method for outcome planning, complete with tools and templates your team can re-use.

Building skill and business capability.

  • You bring your domain expertise and experience in the business. We bring a proven method and a creative, engaging approach to facilitating Outcome Planning.
  • Together, we co-create through a planned series of working sessions.
  • Different points of view are important. Supplementing the team with representatives from interdependent functions will add depth to the plan.
  • Availability is key to momentum. This process is built to be quick and effective when time is set aside

Our method.
Our Outcome Planning training is live-online. Designed to deliver intimacy, insight, interaction, and impact. Our facilitators are experts in creating experiences, amplifying relevance, and using stories to create a connection with the content, and ‘Aha’ moments.

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Setting the brief

Curiosity is the spark behind the spark of every great idea. Get clarity on the vision, mission, or goals. Unpack the strategy and get everyone on the team up to speed.

Reframing the problem

When nothing goes right... Go left. Look at the problem through a different lens, and turn it around. Get really clear on what your goals are.

Creating outcomes

Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation. Unpack the assets at your disposal. Bring in different experiences and ideas. Look for options.

Testing assumptions

If it can go wrong, it will. Especially if people are involved. Define the ‘happy path’ — the assumptions we make for how this will go. Now try to knock the plan off its path.

Plan development

Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Work through the few well-focused actions that will move you to your outcome.

Due to COVID-19, we have re-engineered all our consulting, training, and coaching services for remote work practices. Our facilitators, coaches, and consultants are all trained to successfully run remote meetings. We use a variety of technologies to make remote engagements effective and engaging.