Ask any successful A/E/C industry executive and they’ll tell you that their company’s success is directly attributable to a strategic plan of some kind. Company’s simply do not grow in today’s hyper-competitive global A/E/C marketplace without identifying and executing a strategy of some kind. However formal or informal the approach to developing a strategic plan is for a given company, the benefits of its “takeaways” are easily felt, as they often permeate the culture, and in turn performance, of the company. Although there isn’t a “one size fits all solution” when it comes to strategic planning, Preswerx advocates for a structured process and company-wide commitment to the development and execution of a written strategic plan. Typically, our process involves a 7-step, 3-phase, 12-month long commitment that begins with an exploratory, pre-strategic plan meeting phase, culminating in a one- to three-day off-site (i.e. out of office) strategic planning meeting, which is then followed by a multi-month “accountability” period, during which Preswerx stays involved to ensure that the goals, objectives and tasks that were defined during the multi-day strategic planning meeting, are actually seen through to completion. We believe that a good strategic plan is the foundation for organization-wide success in all A/E/C companies; from business development and marketing, to operational execution – all aspects of a company can, should and would benefit from a strategic plan.