The Barthwell Group helps clients develop customized strategic plans which lead to tangible organizational results.
The Barthwell Group Approach
Our planning methodology is focused around five core values:
- Engaging Stakeholders
When stakeholders participate in creating the plan, they are more likely to have “buy-in” and to implement its goals and objectives. We routinely engage internal and external stakeholders through a planning committee, focus groups, town hall meetings, and a strategic planning website.
- Integrating Future Driving Forces
Our plans encourage clients to think outside of the box by thoughtfully considering the impact of globalization, unexpected disruptive circumstances, technology access, changing demographics, and structural economic changes.
- Creating a Dynamic Process
Stakeholders enjoy our strategic planning process. Each session is customized to cause thought-provoking discussions frequently involving interesting presentations and national and local experts as speakers. These sessions also include best practices from peer and aspirational organizations
- Ensuring Pragmatism
We integrate our proprietary Tactical Action Planning in our strategic planning methodology to ensure implementation by thoughtful consideration of all of the required resources (personnel, technology, financial, and infrastructure) and embedding accountability.
- Developing Flexibility
We recognize that as internal and external environments change, strategic planning goals and objectives must sometimes change. Through annual follow-up visits embedded in our strategic planning methodology, we ensure that plans remain realistic.
Our strategic planning process has enabled organizations realize their visions for the future.