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Is Strategic Planning Passé?
Dr Robin C Hesler, Canada, Member
Is strategic planning in the traditional sense passé? It may very well be given the rapidly changing environment organizations face especially in technology including social media and the collapsing financial world.
Maybe one should be planning for only 1 year, assessing and revising the corporation's strategies. The rigid structure of strategic planning may need a new model....Sign up
 

 
Focus on Objectives Rather Than Detailled Action Plan
Andre Vanasse
Perhaps we spend too much time to build a detailed action plan while doing the strategic plan. Models we had were directing us to do so.
We shou...Sign up
 

 
The Human Factor in Strategic Planning
P. ter Horst, Strategy Consultant, Chile, Member
I think strategic planning is not passé, and you're right about looking for change in a model. But strategic planning should always involve
 

 
Strategic Planning
Dr Robin C Hesler, Canada, Member
Good comments mr. ter Horst. I didn't mean that strategic planning itself is passe but the model or perception that most people have about it and that...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Plans Can no Longer Be 'Hardwired'
Barri Blauvelt, Professor, United States, Member
Strategic planning is more critical than ever, but needs to encompass "horizon scanning" methods more than an extrapolation of historica...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning is Needed. Short and Long Term
Javier Carrera, Mexico, Member
Now more than ever a strategic planning must be done in both short and long term. The big failures in companies or people is due to a lack of i...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning Needed but Do it Well !
Augusto Carreira, Partner, Portugal, Member
Strategies are in general no more than guesswork about an open future.
A strategy should be a timed response to an external problem and should b...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning? Yes, But not Carved in Stone
Tony Wasserman, Professor, United States, Member
For me, the problem isn't with strategic planning, but rather the mindset of the people who become irrevocably wed to their strategic plans, even in t...Sign up
 

 
Long Term Strategic Planning
Eduardo Montes, Consultant, Mexico, Member
It seems that we always forget that businesses are established for a long live and SP is the tool for it. Review your plan each three years, with flex...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning Must be Flexible and Provide Options
Larry Chaitt, Writer, Croatia, Member
Today we stand on a cliff overlooking a possible world financial crisis that is global. Strategic planning must provide flexibility and develop alt...Sign up
 

 
Contingency Planning
Timmy Baksh, Analyst, Trinidad and Tobago, Member
Strategic planning has always had that "long term" component to it...
I think strategy plans in today's world have a shelf life of 3 years at th...Sign up
 

 
Sense & Respond Factor in Strategic Planning
Jaffer Hussainee, Consultant, Japan, Member
If an organization has a "vision" of its future than strategic planning is as essential as ever - it is the rigidity of the strategic planning mode...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning is not a Process of Analysis But of Synthesis
Zsolt Nyiri, Hungary, Member
The term "Strategic Planning" contains 'strategy' and 'planning'. These words do not encapsulate time. Hence, it is an assumption that strategic plann...Sign up
 

 
What is Strategic Planning?
Madan Gopal Agarwal, Business Consultant, India, Member
The definition itself clarifies what it means - a process of development and implementation of actions to meet goal of the organisation - it has envir...Sign up
 

 
Postpone Time Frame in Strategic Planning
Tinus van der Merwe
In my view difficulties arise when one starts off with defining a time frame, which leads to predict and prepare mode. Following
 

 
Ability to Change or Improvise Requires Constant Assessments
Magnus Lavman, Partner, Sweden, Member
Quick changes in our environment do NOT make planning useless, not even strategic planning. Without the mental challenges to form a plan we wou...Sign up
 

 
Change of Strategic Factors
Arunas Beksta, management consultant and trainer, Lithuania, Member
I'm thinking about the strategic factors we use for strategic planning. It seems to me that the factors we are currently applying for constructing the...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning Now Requires Continous Monitoring
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Strategic planning has always been a difficult exercise for management. And the longer the time horizon you must plan for, the more difficult it is. T...Sign up
 

 
Is Strategic Planning Passe
John L Smith, Consultant, United States, Member
Yes, it's passe. No, it's not. It's still helpful. But it's limited.
Remember that according to Mintzberg ("Strategy Safari") there are as much a...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Learning Rather Than Planning
MICHAEL PETIT, PHD, Director, Australia, Member
Strategic planning outcomes are simply a manifestation of the learning processes within an organisations.
It could be argued that changes...Sign up
 

 
Abandoning Strategy is Unwise
Tom Griffin, Analyst, United States, Member
Suggesting that you abandon strategy will diffuse energy and assure defeat. Do we think Apple, Microsoft, or Cisco have no strategies? I would suggest...Sign up
 

 
Future of Strategic Planning
JAWAD, Teacher, Pakistan, Member
Yes I agree with all said, but we have to consider the environmental factors that affect the organizational objectives and ultimately strategic intent...Sign up
 

 
FAST LEARNING is a Key Competitive Advantage
Sallmann, Manager, Belgium, Member
I really agree with your statement Michael, fast learning is a key competitive advantage companies have to develop, and acceptance of new ideas...Sign up
 

 
Is Strategic Planning Passé?
Tero Kaleva, Partner, Finland, Member
I would start my answer from the need. If you can prosper without a plan, by just reacting to the existing situation, it might not be necessary to pla...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning Passe?
karel sovak, Professor, United States, Member
Strategic planning is all about dedicating the proper resources toward some creation - in a for profit case that is more likely wealth (profit). Howev...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning Passe
kamholtz, United States, Member
Most have described innovative approaches to their strategy system. To say it is passe seems an absurdity to me being that each post has explained int...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning NOT Passe
James Hoker, Student (Other), United States, Member
To say strategic planning is passe, suggests insufficient business acumen, questionable performance, and irresponsibility to all stakeholders.
T...Sign up
 

 
'Change is Fast and Planning is Useless' - Mantra
Brian Flagg, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Hooray James Hoker (and others).
Not only is it NOT passe, strategic planning is the only way forward to achieving and sustaining competitive...Sign up
 

 
Unused Strategic Plans
Suleiman C. Muttani, Consultant, Tanzania, Member
Many strategic plans are not put into use! In the developing countries in particular, which depend on foreign aid to supplement budgetary requi...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning is Only One Piece of the Puzzle
Tayo Aduloju, CEO, Nigeria, Member
What seems to be clear from every one's comments is that 1. strategic planning is one key component for achieving an organization's vision and ...Sign up
 

 
What is Planning For?
Erdohegyi Gabor , Management Consultant, Hungary, Member
My approach and explanation to planning: planning is to serve conscious and more effective
 

 
Is Strategic Planning Passe?
Vijay Jassal, Entrepreneur, India, Member
Definitely not! One needs strategic planning at all stages. Even more in fast paced changing environment. Just because the strategy is not well though...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning is Important
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Strategic planning has to incorporate emerging trends and opportunities. There should be a short and long term strategy that has these trends and s...Sign up
 

 
Current Strategic Planning Needs Agility and Strong Policies
john harris
In the 12th century, strategic planning already was the key to the success of general Subutai, the worlds most successful field general...
I thin...Sign up
 

 
Empowerment and Orchestration
Gabriel Ramirez, Professor, Colombia, Member
In an ever faster changing complex environment, good strategic planing isn't enough
What is also needed are autonomy and
 

 
Realistic Strategic Planning
Amondson, Student (MBA), Australia, Member
We all know the pros and cons of SP, but with any form of planning one has to remember that it has to be realistic, have a objective, and garbage in =...Sign up
 

 
Turbulent World Needs More Than Strategic Planning
Tatyana, CxO / Board, Russian Federation, Member
The turbulent world needs something else than planning, maybe let it go by itself, I think nothing depends on humans.
I agree with the sociologis...Sign up
 

 
Connecting Organizational Competences to Market Demands
Anyebe, Peter, HR Consultant, Nigeria, Member
Strategy connects organizational competences to the demands of the market. The changing functions are the competences and the demands. It is st...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning not Time Bound
BNYa, Consultant, India, Member
I don't consider the strategic plan to be time bound. A SP defines what business the company wants to do and how.
It is different from yearly bus...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning is Time Bound
Augusto Carreira, Partner, Portugal, Member
What is the difference between a strategic plan and a business plan? None. If one doesn't understand this then one does not know what strategic planni...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning is Time Bound
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Sorry Bnya but strategic planning is definitely time bound as Carreira says, since it is directly connected to what you wish to achieve ultimately in ...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning - Can't See What's Changed
Sabine Pitcher, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
Maybe I'm just not getting it - we've always had a "3-year strategic plan" which was flexible to revision. We've had annual targets. And we're constan...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning not Time Bound
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
I do agree that there should be a long term (5+years) strategic plan, with specific areas that may be anticipated to change in the short term. Analysi...Sign up
 

 
Is Strategic Planning Something Dépassé? ou Passé?
Benhoumeur
Are we talking about the 70's? If so sp is passé and dépassé, since sp is more associated with the separation of the firm into two levels of managemen...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning not Passe.. Meaning Evolving..
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
There are large conglomerates, and smaller businesses, who will be swallowed up in the next economic downturn? There are operations which has to produ...Sign up
 

 
Is Strategic Planning Passe
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Dear Kathryn, your comments are very interesting. I believe that survival, apart from continuously monitoring the environment and internal operations ...Sign up
 

 
Is Strategic Planning Passe
Daniel Schneider, Business Consultant, United States, Member
Having read many of the comments, I have begun to crystallize my thoughts. If strategic planning can be thought of as being either "static" or "dynami...Sign up
 

 
Is Strategic Planning Passe
Lindquist, Teacher, United States, Member
I must agree with those who have suggested that a 3 to 5 year dynamic strategic plan is still essential for any organization. While things change rapi...Sign up
 

 
Collaboration in Strategic Planning
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
There is a global climate of uncertainty, which makes it precarious to strategically plan past 3 years, with great accuracy. It appears from this disc...Sign up
 

 
3 Different Levels of Strategic Planning
Merryck Leigh, Business Consultant, United States, Member
I think that many are lumping strategic planning into one big entity. While there have to be linkages in order for the plan to work, I see:
1. th...Sign up
 

 
What Makes Strategic Planning Inflexible
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Merryck, your comment is very good. In general strategy and strategic planning refer to long periods of time and the ultimate goals of an enterprise. ...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning
Timmy Baksh, Analyst, Trinidad and Tobago, Member
Merryck, I like your break down and approach to this issue, spoken like a true entrepreneur, together with Prof. Magdalinos you both have put a nice s...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning Must Be Parly Inflexible and Partly Flexible.
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
From this discussion thread it appears that there has to be a basis for a strategic plan that is inflexible, and elements that must remain flexible...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning is Evolving...
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Strategic planning commenced in the 1950's. It was then referred to as long term planning where it was designed to get a fit between the extern...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning Needs Adaptation
Lazaro Tobon Vallejo, Teacher, Colombia, Member
Strategic planning isn't passé. It needs adaptation to new realities and adapt to a dynamic environment, using tools like situational strategic pla...Sign up
 

 
Type of Strategic Planning Needed
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
You are certainly right Lazaro. The continued appraisal of the SP is essential (to ensure the assumptions that the SP was based upon are still relativ...Sign up
 

 
Is Strategic Planning Passe?
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Strategic planning is consistent with the ultimate objectives of a company. As such it cannot be said that it is passe. However, in world with conditi...Sign up
 

 
Business Model Trumps Strategic Planning
Merryck Leigh, Business Consultant, United States, Member
@Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos:
Most successful small business I know, many medium ones and a good couple of large...Sign up
 

 
Short and Long-term Planning
Lindquist, Teacher, United States, Member
@Javier Carrera: I make the assumption that a strategic plan looks at a vision that is 5-7 years into the future. In...Sign up
 

 
Future Objective is Required
Clark Brady, Strategy Consultant, United States, Member
Good comments have been given by others, mine is an argument in the negative...
If you have ever mowed a lawn or planted a field you will appreci...Sign up
 

 
We Need to Focus on Why the Assumptions Don't Reflect Reality
MICHAEL PETIT, PHD, Director, Australia, Member
Strategy is ultimately a coherent series of actions over a period of time within an opportunity space to take advantage of that opportunity. Therefore...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Inertia is an Increasing Liability?
Merryck Leigh, Business Consultant, United States, Member
@Clark Brady: it is merely inertia that scribes a straight line and that is very much a mixed blessing and as the t...Sign up
 

 
Is Strategic Planning Passe?
Ted Garrison, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Is strategic planning passe. Never. You asked about the constant change. Too often people think that because business conditions change too fast they ...Sign up
 

 
In Turbulent Times, Strategic Plans Should be Revised More Often
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Strategic planning is certainly not passe. However, strategic plans should be checked and revised and when conditions change as fast as they do now th...Sign up
 

 
Strategy must Balance Short-term and Long-term
Ted Garrison, Management Consultant, United States, Member
@Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos : Professor - I agree and yes it is a shame that people don't develop strategic plans. B...Sign up
 

 
Typically Strategic Planning is Focused on the Wrong Entity
Ted Garrison, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Dr. Hesler - Is strategic planning in the traditional sense passe? I think so. Why? Because typically strategic plans have focused on the company. Com...Sign up
 

 
Strategy is Journey
Ted Garrison, Management Consultant, United States, Member
@Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos: I totally agree that strategies must change - in essence they are a journey - not a des...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning is More Profitable
salem ahmed, Manager, Yemen, Member
To develop your strategic planning has to subsequently determine: your core competencies, critical challenges, strategic advantages, that 's relying o...Sign up
 

 
What is 'strategy' Itself and Role of Strategic Planning
rajiv gupta, Business Consultant, India, Member
Strategy can be better defined as a mechanism to create power through a given set of resources and constraints, rather than as a means of reaching fro...Sign up
 

 
 


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