Increase profitability and decrease risk – essential in today’s economic environment. When did you last take a fresh objective look at your organisation and your processes? A good plan will highlight opportunities for improved efficiency, better growth and more profit.
Planning is a means to an end, not an end in itself. It is an essential process that every business needs to undertake. But how many of us have quickly cobbled together a plan for the bank or a grant (those were the days…), printed out a copy and sent it off without another thought?
Capacity is of particular importance in today’s trading conditions. Planning improves understanding of capacity and how best to use it.
Why then do we (or why should we) plan?
- Capture the vision for the business and communicate it to others, keeping focussed on the important.
- Stand back and look at the major business issues on a regular basis and create an action plan.
- Identify problems before they happen and take timely actions.
- Set and monitor targets and milestones to identify success.
Ashgrove uses Peter Brooks’ business experience to provide an external, relevant view which concentrates on identifying additional opportunities for efficiency, profit and growth, increasing control and lessening risk.