Essay on Strategic Planning

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Introduction There are a variety of strategic planning models, including goals-based, issues-based, organic, scenario. * Goals-based planning is perhaps the most common as it starts with a focus on the organization's mission (and vision and/or values), goals to work toward the mission, strategies to achieve the goals, and action planning. * Issues-based strategic planning often starts by examining issues facing the organization, strategies to address those issues, and action plans. * Organic strategic planning begins with the organization's vision and values and then action plans to achieve the vision with adhering to the values. Major differences in how organizations carry out the various steps and associated activities in…show more content…
Bon Secours reconsidered the acquisition in light of its mission statement that emphasized a caring environment for its customers and employees. The nursing homes deal would have violated the mission statement so the deal was rejected. (Source: Tom Krattenmaker, "Write a Mission Statement that Your Company is Willing to Live," Harvard Management Update, March 2002.) Typically, for a NPO what is also important is that who writes the mission statement. Considering only senior management or executives could be one answer, but I believe that since a NPO does most of its operational work largely through volunteers and less through employees, it becomes important to have representation of this constituency as well. The closer the mission statement is to what these volunteers considers is important for their end customers, the more likely is the high quality of the output and easier to continue recruiting volunteers. However, since many of the large NPO that we know and will discuss in this paper have been existing for decades, it also makes sense to evaluate mission statements in the context of emerging needs of the customers every 20-30 years. This doesn’t imply major shifts in the mission statement, but indicates adding newer dimensions/nuances to the same by evaluating: * Is the mission up to date? Does it reflect what the
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