Bridging the gap from a plan to a strategy is a crucial step in achieving organizational goals and objectives. A plan is a scheme or method for acting, doing, or making something that has been developed in advance. A strategy, on the other hand, specifies a competitive outcome that you wish to achieve.
It is important to have clearly defined objectives. Understanding what you want to achieve in the short, medium, and long term. Another consideration is to analyze SWOT analysis where you identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Based on your analysis using SWOT analysis, identify strategic priorities. These are areas where focused efforts can have the most significant impact on achieving objectives. Then, create a strategic framework that outlines the approach to achieving the objectives. Convert this framework to a detailed implementation plan. It should include specific actions, timelines, responsible parties, and performance metrics.
Finally, bridge the gap from a detailed plan to a comprehensive and flexible strategy that guides you or your organization toward its goals. Remember that strategy is not a one-time event but an ongoing process that requires adaptability and continuous improvement. By taking a strategic approach, it is possible to not only achieve the desired goals but also to create a sustainable and successful outcome that can withstand the test of time.