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Strategic Planning Challenges and Improvement
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Organizations must build upon strengths, take advantage of opportunities, and attempt to reduce or lessen the effect of weaknesses and potential challenges. Successful organizations use these weakness and challenges as a driving force for organizational improvement. In this Discussion, you examine challenges that organizations may encounter during the strategic planning process and consider ways to overcome them to improve results.
Wednesday 10pm New York Time an explanation of at least two potential challenges within the strategic planning process. Include how you might identify these challenges during planning. Then, with an organization of interest in mind, explain how you might overcome these challenges and improve organizational results.
Bryson, J. M. (2011). Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations: A guide to strengthening and sustaining organizational achievement (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Chapter 5, “Assessing the Environment to Identify Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges” (pp. 150–184)
This chapter explains the importance of identifying organizational strengths and weaknesses through environmental assessments. It also examines this assessment process, including external and internal environmental assessments.
Chapter 6, “Identifying Strategic Issues Facing the Organization”
This chapter provides examples of strategic issues organizations commonly face. It also offers ways to identify these issues within an organization.
Cooperrider, D., Barrett, F., & Srivastva, S. (1995). Social construction and appreciative inquiry: A journey in organizational theory. In D. Hosking, H.P. Dachler, & K. Gergen, (Eds.), Management and organization: Relational alternatives to individualism (pp. 157–200). Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. Retrieved from http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/uploads/SocConst%20and%20AI.pdf
This text excerpt examines the theory and practice of appreciative inquiry in organizations.