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).
 

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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.

 
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Kimyon
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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CEO Business Management Solutions
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

 
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Olajide Alfred
Kenya
 

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

 
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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

 
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VENKATESH
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

 
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Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India
 

Direction and Progress

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

 
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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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