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Alternative Models to Strategic PLanning

What are some alternative models to strategic planning? What are the pros and cons of these models? How successful have they been when organizations use them?

What can you do to ensure that the strategic plan in your organization remains a "living" document rather than getting "placed on the shelf" and visited infrequently?

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What are some alternative models to strategic planning? What are the pros and cons of these models? How successful have they been when organizations use them?

Managementhelp.org (n.d.) states that, "strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more, how it's going to get there and how it'll know if it got there or not. The focus of a strategic plan is usually on the entire organization, while the focus of a business plan is usually on a particular product, service or program.

There are a variety of perspectives, models and approaches used in strategic planning. The way that a strategic plan is developed depends on the nature of the organization's leadership, culture of the organization, complexity of the organization's environment, size of the organization, expertise of planners, [and so on]."

Some alternative models to strategic planning include goals-based, issues-based, organic, and scenario models. The pros and cons of these models differ depending on an organization's goal or mission. Since life is neither black nor white, but full of many diversified colors, many firms have been successful using alternative strategies. "There is no one perfect strategic planning model for each organization. Each organization ends up developing its own nature and model of strategic ...

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This response discusses alternative models to strategic planning and ways to ensure that these plans are implemented.

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