Consideration should also be given to an individual's abilities. Is the
person capable of innovative thinking? What are his or her communication
skills, both written and verbal? Is this person flexible? Will this person
listen to the ideas of others and consider various options? Is he or she
willing to learn?
Selecting the members for the strategic planning team
may be the single most important step in the strategic planning effort. The
quality of everything that follows hinges on this decision, which ultimately belongs to "the boss."