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Stay true to your strategic intent

Stay true to your strategic intent

I have used OGSM for nearly three decades, over half of my career. Through my tenure at Procter & Gamble and Campbell Soup, we used OGSM to align our business units globally and in my years as a consultant, we have used OGSM to develop and execute strategic plans...

Tool Tip: Using notifications for strategy updates

Tool Tip: Using notifications for strategy updates

Welcome to myOGSM Tool Tips designed to help you optimize your myOGSM user experience and support the execution of your strategy. Stay up-to-date on strategy status with notifications Increase visibility of strategic work and progress. Notifications enable users to...

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Cascading the OGSM

The purpose of cascading OGSM is to link the Strategies of the organization up and down the hierarchy of the organization. Cascading facilitates the top-down and bottom-up flow of information, strategically aligning work at every level. When cascaded downward, it...

The dos and donts of an OGSM

Success Organizations succeed when their leaders are aligned to specific Objectives and Goals that set a clear direction. Organizations succeed when both work activities and Measures are transparent. Organizations succeed when they collect data from outside the...

5 Questions to test an OGSM

Once you write an OGSM, how can you test to make sure it is indeed a strong and executable strategic plan for your organization? Remember these 5 As. 1. Is it Aligned? Is it clear how the Objectives and Goals will be achieved by executing the Strategies and...

The art of goal-setting (the G in OGSM)

OGSM Series: The G This article is the second in a series focusing on each component of the OGSM framework. The goal is to break down the framework, sharing the purpose and development process of each element. We hope providing a deep dive into the functionality of...