This large organization had operations spread over a twenty thousand square mile area. They had not developed a centralized way to plan and coordinate the efforts of the various functional areas.
There is lots of organization resistance to giving up control over one's own circumstances, particularly when there is a lot of distance to headquarters. The key was how to overcome resistance when the stakes are high and the parties were separated by large distances.
Taylor-Nelson helped the parties to see the advantages of a uniform strategy and walked the leaders of the organization through the entire planning process.
Taylor-Nelson not only helped them complete the strategic plan but also guided completion of functional plans to support the strategic plan.
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