Strategic vs Operational Plans

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mehdi zaribaf
management , Iran

Strategic vs Operational Plans

A strategic plan is related to aligning the organization to its environment in the long term. So it emphasizes effectiveness (doing the right things), is general and scientific analysis can be mixed with intuition.
An operational plan, which could be tactical and operational, is a plan to execute a strategic plan in the intermediate and short term and it involves resources and time. So it emphasizes efficiency (using resources wisely, or doing the things right).


Vincent Elegbeleye, Nigeria

Strategic vs Operational Plan

I concur. The right placement of efficiency and effectiveness serves as the key to understanding the differences between strategic and operational plans.

Entrepreneur, United States

Strategic vs. Operational

So the strategic plan lays a foundation for the operational plan to work? They're like cousins or brothers & sisters?

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Consultant, United States

Strategic vs Operational Plans

Strategic and operational plans help to balance each other out. Like a marriage between the two. Str... Sign up

Olajide Alfred

Strategic versus Operational Plan

While agreeing with the above stated views, I just wonder if there are any gaps in strategic and ope... Sign up

Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

Plan Alteration to Meet Environment Changes

Considering the overall environment, strategic and operational plans are made. However environment i... Sign up

Manager, India

Strategic versus Operational Plans

A strategic plan sets the direction of a business. An operational plan executes the strategic plan i... Sign up

Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

Direction and Progress

@Venkatesh: you very aptly described strategic plans as directional plans. Operational plans set and... Sign up

John Griffin
Professor, United States

Linking Strategic, Operational and Tactical Plans

STRATEGIC PLANS provide the vision (long term). OPERATIONAL PLANS link a sequence of actions and pr... Sign up


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