Questions and Answers
Should you have an executive summary format as part of the Simplified Strategic Planning process?
Summaries are very useful, but they may be quite different depending on the particular constituency you are trying to reach. For example, you might want a very different type of summary and level of detail for a presentation at a plant meeting versus a summary prepared for the board of directors.
The Simplified Strategic Planning manual is your source for the most comprehensive content and you should always start there. The best approach would be to choose the particular worksheets or sections that are relevant for the constituency you are targeting and then edit those sheets as required. Recognize that much of the value of the Strategic planning process comes from discussion and healthy debate at the planning meetings and cannot be captured adequately in a summary.
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