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StudyGuideBrysonCh6 - PLAN 370 Study Guide Bryson, Chapter...

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PLAN 370 Study Guide Bryson, Chapter 6 Identifying the Strategic Issues Introduction Definition of “strategic issue” Purpose: identify the fundamental policy questions -- the strategic issues agenda May involve reconsideration of mission Relationship of organizational culture and identification of strategic issues; every major strategic change will involve cultural change Role of conflict in identification of strategic issues; should be expected; can play important role in helping to clarify; role of leadership in making conflict constructive -- create environment with sufficient psychological safety. Desired Outcomes Strategic issues agenda – product of three intermediate outcomes 1. List of issues facing organization 2. Sub-division of this list into strategic vs. operational issues (Refer here to the Litmus test for strategic issues, pp. 175 - 176; general, not detailed familiarity) 3. Arrangement of strategic issues in some order: priority, logical, temporal Benefits 1. Focuses attention on what is truly important
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