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Strategic planning--which style do you need?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10299628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Strategic planning is now a large and diverse activity practised in many different kinds of organizations. This article provides an overview of the field with a summary of the five main schools of thought each with its own business philosophy and a range of practical approaches and techniques. These basic styles are concerned with planning as a central control system, a framework for innovation, an organizational change process, a political activity, and a way of exploring the future. Most planning systems have a dominant style or focus and this emphasis needs to be adjusted in response to changes which are occurring continually in the organization and in the external environment. The article is designed to help the senior manager or corporate planner to assess the state of planning in his organization and to see where there are important gaps in the enterprise's capability for planning which might be filled by the launching of new initiatives. The article also offers an agenda of approaches for consideration by the executive who wishes to move his enterprise from a conventional 5-year planning and budgeting system towards a more comprehensive process of managing organizational change and development.
B Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Long range planning     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0024-6301     ISO Abbreviation:  Long Range Plann     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-27     Completed Date:  1984-08-27     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9878044     Medline TA:  Long Range Plann     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-62     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Organization and Administration*
Planning Techniques*
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