Why Your Business Needs A One Page Strategic Plan (OPSP)
Every business needs a one-page strategic plan (OPSP) to make the most of opportunities, promote growth and achieve success. There is another, better tool out there than a traditional, complex business plan. According to Verne Harnish, author of “Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)“, the guru of fast-growth companies, “if you want to get everyone in the company on the same page, then you need to literally get everything on one page.”
OPSP – The One Page Strategic Plan is a succinct yet powerful tool to help you craft a potent business strategy. Under the guidance of business growth expert Dominic Monkhouse, you can scale up and transform your organisation, using this deceptively simple business tool to show the way.
- Get a clear vision of your company goals to be achieved in one, five or ten years
- Communicate your vision and action-oriented strategies to your employees
- Focus and align your entire team with your core values, purpose and goals
- United in a common vision for the business, you’re literally all on the same page!
Use your OPSP as a logical framework to organise your strategic vision, with all the pieces you need. The format will force you to prioritise, simplify and distil everything down to the essence that matters.
A good One Page Strategic Plan can help your business achieve incredible results as a result of better alignment, accountability and execution.
Getting started on your OPSP – One Page Strategic Plan
Core purpose is not the same as vision, mission or values. It’s a visceral and emotional connection to why you’re doing what you’re doing. The difference you’re going to make to customers, your staff and the wider world. The legacy your company is going to leave.
As your company grows and your culture evolves, you’ll start to need a framework to retain control over your core beliefs. And this is where values come in. Values are the definition of your company’s culture. They’re a shorthand way of capturing behaviours that you see as important in your business.
There are many acronyms in business, some more useful than others. This happens to be a good one. Trademarked by Jim Collins in the mid-1990s, a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) replaces the more traditional five-year plan with a longer-term goal that reaches 10, 15 or even 20 years into the future. So far into the future, that the executive team who create it are unlikely to fulfil it.
Click here to download the full PDF version of the OPSP template.
Click here for a filled-in example of the OPSP template for inspiration.
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Are you ready to get started with your One Page Strategic Plan to create a blueprint for fast business growth?
The next public Scaling Up Workshop is on the 20th of January 2020