Annual Plans and Budgets

We all love it when a plan comes together….

I’m sure there are a good few of you who remember, fondly or otherwise, that 1980s action adventure TV series, The A-Team, and team leader ‘Hannibal’ Smith, who reminded us all too frequently that he loved it when a plan came together…

Old Hannibal knew a thing or two about planning – and then working the plan. He knew that success was seldom a matter of chance and almost always came down to careful and methodical preparation.

Similarly, successful boards appreciate that astute planning is the bedrock of their organisations’ success, so you can understand why it baffles me that there are still so many boards out there that continue to attend to planning for the new financial year in a manner that can only be described as piecemeal.
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