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#58 What Are the Negative Consequences Healthcare Leaders Face When Applying a Problem-Solving Lens to Strategic Planning?

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#58 What Are the Negative Consequences Healthcare Leaders Face When Applying a Problem-Solving Lens to Strategic Planning?

August 19, 2020

#58 What Are the Negative Consequences Healthcare Leaders Face When Applying a Problem-Solving Lens to Strategic Planning?

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else” – Yogi Berra 

Have you ever experienced this?  You have a sense of the direction you’re headed but you aren’t clear what your destination is? 

Once you do have clarity on the desired destination you begin to feel the tension between where you are now and where you want to go. 

Establishing a strategic plan with a polarity lens can help you establish action steps that enable you to leverage the tension between where you want to go and where you are currently. 

Using a polarity lens helps to identify any interdependent pairs of values present in the plan that you are not recognizing and avoid unintended consequences of over emphasizing some values to the neglect of others.  As an example, if you include recruitment in your strategic plan and don’t also include strategies for retention, you will experience unintended consequences over time.   

Using a polarity lens and assessment process supports vigilant monitoring of outcomes over time.  Together these approaches keep organizations moving in a positive or virtuous cycle toward their greater purpose and enables timely course correction as needed. 

Listen to this episode to learn how applying a polarity lens to the strategic planning process can give you a more comprehensive approach and support you in achieving sustainable results. 

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.

If you are interested in learning more about our Healthy Healing Organization Framework or using a Polarity Assessment™ in your strategic planning process, go to [email protected]to schedule a call with us.  We’d love to learn your story and see if we can be of service.

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