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Key Decision Makers & Strategic Planning

Can you please assist with the following when it comes to how/when to involve key stakeholders in at 250 or more? Thank you.

A.
Why is it vital to the strategic planning process to get the commitment of key decision makers? Can you give me an example you encountered where key decision makers were not involved in a strategic decision?

B. Using the example clarify the following:
Were both internal and external constituents asked to participate?
Was a retreat organized?
What methods, if any, were used to reach an initial agreement?

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It is vital to the strategic planning process to get the commitment of key decision makers so that the plans will be approved, and as many factors as possible will be taken into account. In the event one makes plans without these considerations, it is likely that the plans will be overruled, fail to come to fruition, and may wind up with disastrous consequences. An example occurred at work in which buyers made plans for holiday shipments. They calculated the order quantities and made detailed plans for ensuring enough product would be available for the stores to handle the holiday rush. They placed orders ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses why it is vital to the strategic planning process to get the commitment of key decision makers. It provides an example of when this did not occur.

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