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The plan dies inside the bureaucracy, what do I do?

Strategic plans die a thousand deaths in large corporations. We concluded these methods will help keep the plan alive. Don't let great innovations, great ideas, get eaten by corporate anti-bodies.

Most frequent best practice Follow-up reviews, continuous communications about the value of the plan
Most frequent best practice Use metrics in the review process. Pick objectives you can measure across departmental boundaries
Second most frequent best practice Make the strategic objectives part of performance reviews
Second most frequent best practice Include senior managers in reviews or brief them as required to keep their support
Works sometimes Include key bureaucrats on the planning team
Works sometimes Reassign personnel who create the barriers
Works sometimes Make it a recurring agenda item at key staff meetings
May work, but loses impact over time Get another job ...
The bar length indicates the most likely method for success.

 



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