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ERIC Number: EJ846545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Strategic Planning: What's so Strategic about It?
Strong, Bart
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v28 n1 p4-6 2005
The words "strategic" and "planning" used together can lead to confusion unless one spent the early years of his career in never-ending, team-oriented, corporate training sessions. Doesn't "strategic" have something to do with extremely accurate bombing or a defensive missile system or Star Wars or something? Don't "strategic" and "planning" both mean the same thing? Isn't it like saying a person needs to have a plan in his plan or a strategy in his strategy? What so strategic about planning? The author states that the strategic aspect of planning implies a structured process, creative thinking, teamwork, and flexibility--plus one very important catalyst, which is to "follow up." This means reviewing, refreshing, and renewing the plan so that it continues to be strategic until the vision becomes a reality. (Contains 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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