Chainsaw Planning

Chainsaw Planning

Strategic Planning Made Way Easier

Creating an executable strategy is critical to organization success and sustainability, but it shouldn’t take days to develop. You need a plan that gets you moving in the right direction. That’s why so many organizations look to Chainsaw Planning©.

Chainsaw Planning© is a progressive system of easy-to-use planning tools that reduce time, confusion and increase participants’ commitment to working together to develop or enhance a company’s strategic plan. It is the antidote to traditional strategic planning because it quickly and efficiently determines who should be involved in the planning, the shared vision, specific goals, priorities and action items to take away from the session. A group of team members come in ready to be engaged and leave with a plan they can begin to execute that day.

Chainsaw Planning can be customized and delivered in three ways:
  • Big River trains leaders and/or or employees in your organization to use the techniques, then your team facilitates the planning. Our training may be delivered onsite or through interactive video conferencing.
  • Big River trains leaders and/or employees in your organization to facilitate half of the planning and then comes onsite and help your group conclude the session.
  • Big River facilitates planning from start to finish at your site.

The Results

Chainsaw Planning’s tools and strategies have been used in more than 1,000 organizations and taught to thousands of leaders from business, academia and nonprofits across the United States and Canada. The result has been more effective hiring and evaluation techniques, healthier management of conflict and difficult employees, enhanced leadership and followership skills.

The typical Chainsaw Planning© session lasts one day or less for business and management teams, and two days or less for school districts that want to include employees and community input.

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Recent session participants had this to say:

“Efficient, timely, focused, forward – but not intense, Bruce kept it light!”

“Nice, logical approach to achieving/setting goals.”