Achieving success in the face of rapid change and limited resources demands that organizations make smart choices about priorities and clearly communicate those priorities to stakeholders. The best strategic planning is not a perfunctory, short-term document development process, but an evolving organizational capacity to think and act strategically in real time and to iteratively develop and implement new initiatives.
Cadmus collaborates with our clients to develop organizational, department- and program-level strategies and tie those plans to action. We work across public, private, philanthropic, academic, and nonprofit sectors to develop customized strategy processes centered around thoughtful staff and stakeholder engagement, immersion of our staff in our clients’ context and key documents, iterative co-development of goals and strategies, and synthesis into concise and actionable plans that help to both communicate and achieve the organization’s vision.
Our experience has demonstrated the value of the staff and stakeholder engagement opportunity that strategic planning provides—and the lasting impacts this can have on building trusted relationships and productive collaborations. Engaged employees and partners are a critical foundation to developing a shared vision, setting ambitious but attainable goals, and implementing strategies in a resource-efficient way.