What is the most important step in getting a procedure or plan to work? Is it getting the resources? Finding the right people for the jobs? While the challenge can differ from one person to another, planning is the most important part in ensuring those challenges won’t get in the way. And it’s not as simple as telling everyone what goals you have and what you want to do. By committing to strategic planning, you are telling each individual what roles they have, what should be their priorities and how much is spent to achieve those goals. By thoroughly thinking and articulating how you and everyone else’s roles from one step to another in reaching those goals, you are preparing the team to success.