When your organization lurches forward in fits and starts, takes three left turns to go right, and makes far too many pit stops, you’ve got a serious problem on your hands. Stress levels start to skyrocket. Time and money aren’t being used properly. And most importantly, you aren’t able to adequately care for all the people who desperately need your help.
Getting to where you want to go doesn’t need to be so painful. When you work with an objective and experienced set of guides who know how to get you to where you want to go, you’ll be amazed by how quickly and easily you can travel from Point A to Point B. Instead of wasting time re-tracing your steps and pulling your team out of the ditch, you’ll find a faster, less expensive, and more enjoyable route. All you need is a good road map you can trust to bring you to your ultimate destination.
If all it takes to achieve your organization’s goals more efficiently and effectively is a clearly-defined, well-conceived plan, why not just sit down and get it done yourself?
You already know the answer: because while planning seems like something anyone can and should be able to do, the fact of the matter is that it’s almost impossible to do independently. Fires pop up. Schedules conflict. Personalities clash. All in all, it seems like most people in an organization would rather spend the day in line at the DMV while having their wisdom teeth pulled than work through an internal planning session.
It doesn’t need to be that way.
Here at The Washington Group, we know how exasperating it feels to be spinning your wheels when you know you could be working so much better and serving so many more people who need the care and attention you can provide. Through all our years of working with various child welfare, behavioral healthcare, and government agencies, we’ve navigated the ups and downs of situations like yours. We know how to find the best routes to get you cruising smoothly on to your destination, because we’ve helped other organizations do it time and time again.
Mapping out the best course for your firm can feel like an absolutely overwhelming task. That’s normal. Most people are simply “too close” to their organizations to be able to see some of the fresh possibilities and unexplored opportunities available to them. That’s why bringing in an objective group of partners from outside your firm can be such an incredible advantage.
The foundation for a strong plan begins with something most other consulting firms skip over in their rush to dazzle you with how impressive they are: listening carefully.
Every one of us here at The Washington Group knows how critically important it is to listen intently to an organization’s real needs and unique story. Our goal is to both hear and see the heart and mind of leadership through active, engaged listening.
As we tune in to your individual situation, we can begin charting a course to profit and success that is uniquely crafted to your team, your talents, and your opportunities.
We then add in the level of analysis and intellectual capital that can only come from having over 20 years of experience in working with child welfare agencies, behavioral healthcare firms, and government entities.
This gives you a truly objective, completely unobstructed perspective as to how you can move your organization ahead while adapting your plan for growth and change.
Once we’ve listened carefully to your needs and objectives and designed a strategic approach that can help you achieve them, we dive in to the specifics of how to make it work. Who will do what, and how, and when?
We go beyond top-level strategic growth planning into multiple business plans that lay out exactly how a particular product, service or program can be implemented or the key steps and milestones different departments will need to take for an organization to meet its overall goals.
Planning out the direction your organization needs to take in both the short- and long-term is an investment that pays off quickly by cutting down on wasted resources, distractions, and frustration while allowing your team to work to the best of their abilities. Not only does it make day-to-day activities flow smoother, it also sets the course for the big-picture initiatives that can be critical to your long-term success:
When it comes to making your organization’s vision a reality, there really is an easier way, and The Washington Group can partner with you on a practical, workable plan that will inspire you to arrive at your destination faster than you’ve ever imagined. Getting in touch with us now is an easy first step in this journey, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you: