The future is socially constructed through conversations and involvement of stakeholders is key. One of the key principles we have experienced to be true in our work is that people commit to what they help create. On the other hand, a logical and sound plan may face rejection if stakeholders were not suitably engaged in the process. Well-designed processes create a sense of generativity, ownership and meaning whereby people feel that they are contributing towards the creation of something new and better collectively for the organisation.

© Sequoia Group’s Dragonfly Framework for Planning

Planning as Co-Learning & Co-Creating

Integrating over a decade of practice instrategic planning, Sequoia has createda comprehensive and holistic strategicplanning process that integrates bothadaptive and generative planningapproaches (see Sequoia’s DragonflyModel for Planning).

Phases & Processes Our approach to Strategic Planning follows a Four – Phaseframework – Awareness, Aspirations, Alignment and Accountability; all attuned to Authenticity (Purpose & Values) at the centre of the framework. The four keyphases are Awareness, Aspirations, Alignment and Accountability. Overlaying the four phases are the 4-Ds of the Appreciative Inquiry model – Discovery, Dream, Design and Destiny, which are seen in the outer arrows that connect the fourphases. If the 4-As represent the “what”, the 4-Ds represent the “how”.

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