In a test of 380 participants from a variety of manufacturing, service, educational, government organisations, the relationship between the measurements of Strategic Planing and Organisational performance was .41 (r = .41, p < .001). However, when the influence (contribution) of Strategic Conversation was removed, the link between planning and performance became non-significant - in other words, any link was no better than be chance. Sometimes it works, but mostly it doesn’t work very well.
We now know that the links between planning and performance is better in organisations with higher levels of Strategic Conversastion. In fact, Strategic Conversation takes over as the main link with performance. Compare the original and new models.