Unfortunately, I’ve seen leading companies spend (aka “waste”) time in a one or two-day Annual or Quarterly Planning Session. The time is wasted because once they leave the room, they get back to what’s normal (i.e., they get back to putting out fires on a daily basis). As one CEO recently said to me, “We plan, but we never seem to get very far with implementing our plan.” What’s lost when this happens is not only time but focus, productivity, and discipline.
For this CEO, it was at this point in time when he contacted Rhythm Systems to inquire about having a facilitated onsite session. The session went really well, and the team commented that it was one of the most productive two days they’d spent together in a very long time.