When visioning, its common to feel threatened by strong, even contrarian opinions, even going so far as to avoid them. On the contrary, Bloom asserts that a variety of opinions should inform the vision for the way forward.
Many clients approach us when they think their organization is ready to grow. They want a strategic plan to map out all the wonderful new things they intend to do and can’t wait to get going. At Bloom this is when we hit “pause” – because before we barrel into the future, there’s something we should do first.
Strategic Planning. It’s a familiar term, but what does it really mean? At Bloom, we often meet prospective clients who have a sense they want a new direction for their organization, and think a strategic plan might be the way to do that, but are unsure what a strategic planning process really involves or yields.