Category Strategy


Workplace Wellness for Small Business Part I
by Brian Hazelgren

Strategic Planning – Part 5

What do I Need to Know Before I Start the Planning Process?  The following addresses the concerns of the pre-planning stage. This stage is divided into four phases, each addressing different issues and questions. They are: To plan or not to plan Pre-requisites for planning Level of planning Involving an External Consultant Once the decision […]

Strategic Planning – Part 4

Key Definitions of Strategic Planning Strategic In the dictionary, the word strategy has to do with war and deception of an enemy. In management, strategy has to do with responding to a dynamic and sometimes hostile environment in pursuit of a service mission. Thinking strategically thus means being informed and consciously responsive to this dynamic […]

Strategic Planning – Part 3

Sports and Business Have Many Similarities Coaches wouldn’t dream of starting a season without one. Athletes would be lost without one. Fans would not enjoy the season as much if their team doesn’t follow one.  The media would have a heyday with teams that would not discuss a form of one. Quarterbacks would look like […]

Strategic Planning – Part 2

Strategic Planning and Long-Range Planning Although many use these terms interchangeably, strategic planning and long-range planning differ in their emphasis on the “assumed” environment. Long-range planning is generally considered to mean the development of a plan for accomplishing a goal or set of goals over a period of several years, with the assumption that current […]