I like strong visuals, but sometimes I think the wrong picture simple adds to the confusion. The image below is one such example. I found it in a post on the Church of the Customer Blog. While I typically enjoy their blog and agree with many of their suggestions, I think this one is way off target.
The graphic below is supposed to be a simple, one page snapshot of a strategic plan. It is pretty to look at, but impractical to create. I like the organization but I think I would spend more time trying to create the visual then working on the plan. What do you think?
Don’t get me wrong, I think small business owners need a business plan. And I agree with the authors, it doesn’t have to be a formal bound document. It can be a simple one page summary of objectives, goals, strategies and tactics. I just think it should be easy to create and update, and I think this would be neither.
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