Charles Cochran, a Project Manager on the Traffic [...]
I’ve been involved in helping Sain Associates with their strategic planning for over 20 years, and I have really enjoyed working with such a great group. Over the years, they have gone through a lot of changes, and strategic planning has helped them adapt to the challenges that the industry has had to deal with.
As you hopefully read in our Sain Strategic Planning blog post last week, a huge part of our planning involves interviewing about 50 clients and individuals in our network every year. We try our best to get a cross section of the industry and hear from people in all the markets we work in, such as the public, private and government sectors.
Considering what has happened in the US economy, we hate to think where we would be as a company right now if we had not been doing consistent strategic planning. We believe it helped save our business. So it amazes us that others respond with glazed looks of complete boredom when we say we are working on our strategic plan.