Enemy: Problem / Opportunity The need people have for a solution.
Team & Support: Internal personnel / Fellow organizations working toward the same goal.
Terrain & Weather: Geographic location / Seasonal effects - Each location has it's own unique challenges. Finding the right location is paramount when choosing how your organization will operate. You get to choose what you have to put up with.
Time: Building a timeline until you begin operating. There are three types of timelines found inside the business plan; Actionable, Priority, Routine.
Space: Building out the location for business operations.
Logistics: Keeping operations running smoothly. Providing for teams in the field.
METT-TSL is found at the beginning and end of the 5 Paragraph Business Plan book. This is intentionally done to draw key information out of the reader and down onto the page, both at the beginning and of the book. The reader will see key details in the final METT-TSL that were not seen in the start.
METT-TSL is what the visionary starts with when explaining themselves to senior leadership and team members. The same template is carried across from one 5 Paragraph Plan to another.
Each subordinate leader creates their own 5 Paragraph Business Plan starting with the METT-TSL of their senior leadership, and the briefing their leader provides. Key elements out of the senior leaders plan will be inside each subordinate leaders plan, and so on down the chain of command.
This very simple method is how the military makes sense of all the chaos that is happening while operating as different elements with different missions, all working toward one collective goal.
Here's how the METT-TSL flows from one plan to another. It's explained in the book and we work with your teams as Advisors to ensure everyone knows how to carry down the mission. Just like how we did it in the military....