Strategic Planning

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Accelerate mission critical decisions

Effective corporate strategic planning is essential for businesses to navigate complex markets and achieve long-term success.

As an expert learning science consultant, I know the intricacies of functional and dysfunctional planning. Dysfunctional plans are much more typical than long range objectives with divided hierarchical loaded tasks; however the investment of time is surprisingly  a bit lower in itself. I allow my clients to invest in the right behaviors for their organizations’ Moonshots and Missions.

Moonshots and Missions allow your company to have a functional base which is stable. Your company will be able to take more risks once it has invested in Moonshots & Missions, because it will have a steady source of risk-tested tasks already. This is why I help my clients invest in their brand structurally by understanding sound Missions and reachable Moonshots.

In addition, I add learning science to the mix.  While traditional approaches often rely on static data analysis and old forecasting models, integrating insights from learning science can provide a more agile and robust framework for strategic decision-making.

See Below – How concepts such as bounded rationality, metacognition, and scaffolding can significantly improve corporate strategic planning for a range of industries.

Range of industries

Travel and Aviation
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Business Services
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Consumer Products
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Financial Services
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Energy
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Transport & Logistics
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Moonshot & mission planning

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Strategy shift

I can reduce bad or maladaptive behaviors to a minimum. And maximize functional planning from all stakeholders

Strategic plan developmentIncrease performance by aligning your Moonshots to your team's Missions

Research beyond the business planHow learning science accelerates strategic decision-making

Integrating Learning Science into Strategic Planning

To harness the power of these learning science principles, companies should incorporate the following practices into their strategic planning processes:

Training on Bounded Rationality: Provide training sessions that help employees understand and apply the concept of bounded rationality. This can include workshops on simplifying decision-making models and practicing incremental planning.

Metacognitive Development Programs: Implement programs that focus on developing metacognitive skills, such as reflective journaling, peer review sessions, and critical thinking workshops.

Structured Scaffolding Support: Establish scaffolding structures within the organization, such as mentorship programs, collaborative planning platforms, and standardized strategic planning frameworks.

Conclusion
Integrating principles from learning science—bounded rationality, metacognition, and scaffolding—into corporate strategic planning can lead to more effective and adaptable strategies. By acknowledging cognitive limitations, fostering reflective practices, and providing structured support, companies can enhance their planning processes and better navigate the complexities of the business environment.

Simplified Models: Instead of trying to analyze every possible variable, companies can use simplified models that focus on the most critical factors. This helps in making decisions that are good enough, rather than illusionary perfect, which is often impractical.

Incremental Planning: Adopting an incremental approach allows businesses to make smaller, more manageable decisions that can be adjusted as new information becomes available. This reduces the risk of significant missteps and allows for greater flexibility.

Reflective Practices: Encouraging teams to reflect on past strategies and outcomes helps identify what worked and what didn’t. This self-awareness can improve future planning by avoiding previous mistakes and building on successes.

Critical Thinking Exercises: Implementing regular critical thinking exercises can help planners evaluate their assumptions and consider alternative perspectives. This leads to more well-rounded and resilient strategies.

Guided Frameworks: Using structured frameworks and templates can guide strategic planning processes, ensuring that all essential aspects are considered. This can include SWOT analysis, PESTEL analysis, and balanced scorecards.

Mentorship and Collaboration: Pairing less experienced planners with seasoned mentors can provide valuable insights and guidance. Collaborative planning sessions encourage knowledge sharing and collective problem-solving.

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