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Strategic Planning

I need HELP! I am really having problems wrapping my mind around a paper I have to write.

Topic: Identify and describe a strategic planning initiative for Microsoft discussed in the organizationâ??s annual report.

I need about 350-400 words covering this topic on Microsoft. Hopefully 400 words will give me enough information to understand fully so I can get my mind wrapped around what I need to do to complete my assignment.

I asked my instructor for additional explanation and this is what I got: (Create your own ideas about the impact to the business and financials and the areas of risk for a strategic initiative that is mentioned in the annual report. Please do not make up your own strategic initiative for the company.

Select only strategic planning initiative that has not been completed yet. This will allow you to write using your thoughts, not just re-iterating results described in the annual report. What this means is that you are supposed to select a strategic initiative that is described in the annual report that is going to happen or just started. The idea is to think about and write about the potential impact to the business and financials and why. What is the risk of taking on this strategic initiative and why? If you select a strategic initiative that is four years into the initiative and the company has reported on the outcome, you are not having to think about anything except how you will rewrite the words from the annual report. The goal is to make you think about what could happen and why. )
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Select only strategic planning initiative that has not been completed yet. This will allow you to write using your thoughts, not just re-iterating results described in the annual report. What this means is that you are supposed to select a strategic initiative that is described in the annual report that is going to happen or just started. The idea is to think about and write about the potential impact to the business and financials and why. What is the risk of taking on this strategic initiative and why? If you select a strategic initiative that is four years into the initiative and the company has reported on the outcome, you are not having to think about anything except how you will rewrite the words from the annual report. The goal is to make you think about what could happen and why. )
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