July 2020 Management Newsletter Creating A Strategy For Recovery: The New Strategic Planning Best Practices Strategic planning is essential for organizations at any time but especially critical in a crisis—whether a pandemic, a hurricane, or an unexpected budget cut. Planning in a crisis may have a slightly different cycle than planning in times of calm (see Strategic Plan As Recovery Plan) but the process and elements to facilitate executive decisionmaking are the same. The key is for executive teams to revisit the metrics that shape strategy routinely, and to act . . .