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How to do strategic planning with Liberating Structures

๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐œ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐จ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ. ๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐›๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ?

๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐๐จ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐œ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ
๐Ÿ”น is truly worth the time and effort?
๐Ÿ”นย helps you to walk towards your purpose, achieve your goals or if needed, adapt your goals continuously as you go?
๐Ÿ”น has a long-term focus on plausible futures and allows for short term sensing and probing to adapt to a BANI world?
๐Ÿ”น allows for serendipity and new powerful ideas?
๐Ÿ”นย creates participation and ownership by including relevant stakeholders?
๐Ÿ”นย and therefore makes putting into action easier?

โ€œ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐œ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ โ€ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‹๐ข๐›๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ-๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐š ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ:
๐Ÿ’  embracing the complexity you face and breaking it down in iterative planning steps
๐Ÿ’ ย includes all your relevant stakeholders
๐Ÿ’  generates true participation and ownership in the generation and putting into practice of the strategy
๐Ÿ’ ย links your purpose to practice and to specific next steps
๐Ÿ’ ย allows for iteration, adaptation, sense making and probing which we need in a BANI world

๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฑ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐‹๐ข๐›๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฑ ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ:
1๏ธโƒฃย Purpose: What is the fundamental justification & deepest need for our work?
2๏ธโƒฃย Context: What is happening around us that demands creative change?
3๏ธโƒฃย Challenge: What are the paradoxes we must face in order to make progress?
4๏ธโƒฃย Baseline: Where are we starting, honestly?
5๏ธโƒฃย Ambition: Given our purpose, what seems possible now?
6๏ธโƒฃย Action and Evaluation: How are we acting our way toward the future, evaluating what is possible as we go?
(This core set of strategic knotworking questions are cited from McCandless/Schartau)

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐œ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ? Let’s discuss this here.

Resources and how to try it out soon

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿปย Want to test it? Join our session on โ€œstrategic knotworkingโ€ with the co-founder Keith McCandless on May 26, 2023 in our international LS user group LS go online:ย https://lnkd.in/eZ9iMtEj

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿปย Would you like to read some more? Liberating Strategy by Keith McCandless and Johannes Schartau:ย https://lnkd.in/eDf7k2ch

๐‚๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ?ย Get in touch with me

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿปย Happy to talk to you in more depth on how to use this in your organization.
๐Ÿค๐Ÿป Want to work with me? Write me an email: info[a]nicole-helmerich.com or a LinkedIn DM.



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