Not achieving at least one of the first-year objectives is the worst failure that can happen when implementing new strategic plans.
If all the objectives are missed, it sends a discouraging message to everyone in the organization. The cynics and skeptics will be even more so when they don’t see progress and results.
Strategic planning already has a stigma that it doesn’t really count, or that they sound good, but end up sitting on a shelf. But your organization can’t allow that to happen.
Real success can only happen with simplified, achievable implementation plans. More than anything, celebrating at least one accomplishment is critical to on-going success.