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How to Update Your Strategic Plan

by Meredith Inniger, Principal

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Every organization wants a strategic plan that’s dynamic and doesn’t just “sit on a shelf.” But how do you keep it relevant and focused over three to five years of dynamic change?

Review and update the plan each year, but don’t waste time diving too deeply. When preparing for an annual update to the plan, decide exactly what needs to be reconsidered and revised. As we describe in the upcoming fifth edition of Healthcare Strategic Planning (Health Administration Press), this simple tool can help your planning team determine the nature of the update needed each year, taking into account your progress and changes in your organization and the market.

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