Babysitter For Friday

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Since the beginning of time, we are wired to plan, prepared and act on a particular goal we are set to achieve. There are simplicities and complexities in the matters of strategic planning. The simple concept is we already plan strategically on a daily basis (i.e. getting to work every day); however, the complicated portion comes when others come to play, and resources are scarce. However, we cannot deny that daily we strategize in our personal lives. We reflect concerning what to cook, how to lose weight, or who will pick up the kids on Friday. If a person does not plan they may conclude at work with two different color shoes or with no food, or a babysitter for Friday. Now, let's consider this concept of planning strategies to a superior…show more content…
For a goal-oriented person, a strategic plan can set direction and serves as a template for consistent decision making that moves the organization toward its envisioned future (Zuckerman, 2013). On the other hand, Zuckerman (2013), poses a different perspective that states that strategic planning may not be strategic after all, becomes as I explained before, it can become a checklist technique that lacks innovative practices. However, the outcome of the strategic planning process relates further to the mission and vision of those who are developing the strategies than in the planning within itself. Therefore, the reality is that strategic planning can be as straightforward and complex as an organization wants it to be. Therefore, if an organization envisions growth, the proposal needs to provoke that, and if a team is only planning to organize itself; then, the plan can be subtler. Therefore, organization can review plans as often as yearly and can last as long as five…show more content…
Where is the organization headed? And how does the organization arrive there? In addition, organizations become capable of assessing opportunities for improvement and success. For instance, for years health care systems have known that soon enough we will need to plan for changes in health care (i.e., electronic medical records, aging population, healthcare professional shortage). Therefore, according to Zuckerman (2013), “failing to plan for these or postponing action to mitigate them could weaken a health organization to the point where survival is not possible.” An excellent example of avoiding the inevitable is the case of the National Institute of Health (NIH). The NIH is facing a critical need for change (Lena, 2016). In fact, deficiencies in the system provoked a need for change in the way they operate as it relates to patient safety and patient outcomes. In fact, results from a study showed a need for a leader that is experienced, who not only focus on research but ensuring quality in all hospital operations (Lena, 2016). According to the NIH, this leader must focus actually on developing effective patient safety standards, and processes for compliance and oversight (Lena, 2016).” Reaching these standards is possible if there is a plan in place to support the change. Without planning and accountability, the NIH can perceive itself in a similar position in 20 years. In
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