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Standard Operating Procedures Can Make You More Flexible

Harvard Business Review

For example, we are building a development platform for the iPad, and defining how it will interact with our electronic medical record system. Having a single enterprise brand and image creates organizational challenges because it seems as though it constricts autonomy. But it actually creates freedom within a structure.

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Strategic Planning Steps


You establish your goal (where you want to go) and your position (where you are now), and then develop your strategy (how to get from your position to your goal in the most efficient and effective way). Phase 2: Establish Your Position & Goal At CO2 Coaching, we use GPSing (Goal, Position, Strategy) to guide decision-making.