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StudyGuideBrysonCh1 - PLAN 370 Study Guide Bryson Chapter 1 Why Strategic Planning Is More Important Than Ever Major global trends and events are

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PLAN 370 Study Guide Bryson, Chapter 1, Why Strategic Planning Is More Important Than Ever Major global trends and events are making it more important than ever that organizations and communities engage in effective strategic planning. Environmental and organizational changes are impacted by global interconnectedness: changes anywhere result in changes elsewhere. Blurring of traditional distinctions: between domestic and international spheres; between policy areas; between public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Leads to increased “jurisdictional ambiguity.” Goal of strategic planning -- to promote more effective strategic thinking, acting, and learning throughout the organization. Defines “strategic planning” as a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what does, and why it does it.” Benefits of strategic planning: more effective strategic thinking, acting, and learning; improved decision making;
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course PLAN 370 taught by Professor Sweeney during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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