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Describe what strategic planning is and the associated steps in the planning process.
How does HR planning fit into the overall strategic planning process?
What components must HR consider when developing a strategic plan?

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Describe what strategic planning is and the associated steps in the planning process.

Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assess and adjust the organization's direction in response to a changing environment. It is a disciplined effort that produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future. Effective strategic planning articulates not only where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know if it is successful" (Balanced Scorecard Institute, 1998-2014).

There are several steps involved in the planning process.

"The first step in the strategic planning process is to address the questions "Where are ...

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This article will provide an overview of what strategic planning is and what HR's role is in the strategic planning process.