Why Plan? The Importance of Strategic Planning HCCCP Strategic Planning Retreat – March 28, 2009
Excuses for failure to plan <ul><li>Too busy, no time </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of resources – no money, no people </li></ul>...
What is Strategic Planning? <ul><li>“Strategic planning is the process by which the guiding members of an organization env...
What is Strategic Planning? <ul><li>It is an interactive process, with no clear beginning or ending point. </li></ul><ul><...
Strategic Planning – Merry-Go-Round Gap  Analysis (SWOT) Implement & Take Action Evaluate  Assess Mission & Vision Goals &...
Strategic Planning <ul><li>The purpose of strategic planning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to transform the organization </li></u...
Introduction Year 1 Growth Year 2 Plateau Year 3 Uncertainty Year 4 PERFORMANCE TIME ORGANIZATION LIFE CYCLE CHART Revive ...
Strategic Planning – Purpose <ul><li>“ The purpose of strategic planning is to improve the quality of today’s decisions in...
Strategic Planning <ul><li>Strategic Planning helps leaders to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create the organization’s future </l...
Strategic Planning <ul><li>An organization without a plan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacks a clear idea of what it is about </...
<ul><li>Questions or comments? </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Why Plan? The Importance of Strategic Planning HCCCP Strategic Planning Retreat – March 28, 2009
  2. 2. Excuses for failure to plan <ul><li>Too busy, no time </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of resources – no money, no people </li></ul><ul><li>The economy </li></ul><ul><li>The future is too uncertain </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know where to start </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Strategic Planning? <ul><li>“Strategic planning is the process by which the guiding members of an organization envision its future and develop the necessary procedures and operations to achieve that future.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Goldstein, Nolan & Pfeiffer, 1992) </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Strategic Planning? <ul><li>It is an interactive process, with no clear beginning or ending point. </li></ul><ul><li>Like a merry-go-round – What an organization does first depends on where it “gets on.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Strategic Planning – Merry-Go-Round Gap Analysis (SWOT) Implement & Take Action Evaluate Assess Mission & Vision Goals & Objectives Strategic Plan
  6. 6. Strategic Planning <ul><li>The purpose of strategic planning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to transform the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to revitalize the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to re-focus the organization </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Introduction Year 1 Growth Year 2 Plateau Year 3 Uncertainty Year 4 PERFORMANCE TIME ORGANIZATION LIFE CYCLE CHART Revive Decline
  8. 8. Strategic Planning – Purpose <ul><li>“ The purpose of strategic planning is to improve the quality of today’s decisions in light of future developments.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Hershey, 1992) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strategic Planning <ul><li>Strategic Planning helps leaders to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create the organization’s future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide framework for improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimize organizational systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide guidance for day-to-day decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide learning opportunity for leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a means for assessing progress </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Strategic Planning <ul><li>An organization without a plan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacks a clear idea of what it is about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is not certain about where it is going </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has trouble setting priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is tentative when taking action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacks means to evaluate performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot grow or progress </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Questions or comments? </li></ul>

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