What is Strategic Planning

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What is Strategic Planning? :

What is Strategic Planning?

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Strategic planning is intended to accomplish three important tasks: to clarify the outcomes that an organization wishes to achieve; to select the broad strategies that will enable the organization to achieve those outcomes; to identify ways to measure progress There are many possible approaches to strategic planning. Our preferred approach takes into account current thinking concerning the importance of “outcome-based” planning and evaluation. In other words, our starting point is the impact your organization will have on your clients and community. Who will be affected by your programs and services and how will they benefit?

Benefits of Strategic Planning :

Benefits of Strategic Planning Strategic planning serves a variety of purposes in organizations, including to: 1. Clearly define the purpose of the organization and to establish realistic goals and objectives consistent with that mission in a defined time frame within the organization’s capacity for implementation. 2. Communicate those goals and objectives to the organization’s constituents. 3. Develop a sense of ownership of the plan. 4. Ensure the most effective use is made of the organization’s resources by focusing the resources on the key priorities.

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5. Provide a base from which progress can be measured and establish a mechanism for informed change when needed. 6. Listen to everyone’s opinions in order to build consensus about where the organization is going. Other reasons include that strategic planning: 7. Provides clearer focus for the organization, thereby producing more efficiency and effectiveness. 8. Bridges staff/employees and the board of directors (in the case of corporations).

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9. Builds strong teams in the board and in the staff/employees (in the case of corporations). 10. Provides the glue that keeps the board members together (in the case of corporations). 11.Produces great satisfaction and meaning among planners, especially around a common vision. 12. Increases productivity from increased efficiency and effectiveness. 13. Solves major problems in the organization.