At what time during the year do you review your company strategy, making sure you are working towards something useful, and set goal for the months ahead?
This question is being asked in the second half of December - at a time that I believe many companies start reviewing their strategy. We look ahead to the new year, review our strategy, and act upon it: typically a refinement of strategy and a realignment of our activities to match it, or more bluntly, make New Year's Resolutions.
I have doubts to whether the end of the year is a good time. Businesses wind down for a few days and this can make it easier to allocate the time required for a review, but it's also a hectic time for family and other activities. This can be both stressful and exhausting; not good ingredients for important thinking time.
Has anyone found success doing a high level review of strategy at other times of the year? or perhaps not just one big review but breaking it up in to a few reviews over a period of time?