Organizational strategic planning and execution: should governmental organizations rely on strategic planning for the success of the organization
Harris, Thomas Lee, II
Reynolds, Thomas E.
Owen, Walter E.
MetadataShow full item record
Strategic planning in both Government and private organizations is a standard practice for improving the organization's overall performance. However, there are several studies that indicate the effectiveness of the strategic planning and execution process in private industry is questionable in many cases and for various reasons. At times, the utilization of this tool yields positive results in many companies and organizations. On the other hand, the strategic plan is not utilized and becomes a costly paperweight on a table in the executive suite. Nonetheless, Government agencies have embraced the private sector's ideology of employing the strategic plan and have plowed headlong into the use of this methodology. The goal is to provide the organization with a tool that could help change or improve the direction of the organization. This project examines the implementation of strategic planning in several Government organizations that lacked the requisite direction and vision necessary to improve their performance. Accordingly, this research uncovers difficulties that some Government (Federal) agencies experienced before the implementation of strategic planning. We made note of the strong leadership and visioning that was key in guiding some of the organizations through the development of the strategic planning process. Overall, this project focuses on factors that led to new directions for Government organizations that were in dire need of this tool. It also focuses on the relationship between these factors and the degree of publicness of the agencies, and points out and describes techniques used by Federal agencies to overcome those difficulties and improve their performance.
Joint Applied Project
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate SchoolCenter for Homeland Defense and Security, 2005-09);September 2005. Welcome to the second issue of Homeland Security Affairs. The central theme is Hurricane Katrina. We also offer articles about critical infrastructure protection and capabilities based planning. One of ...
Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate SchoolCenter for Homeland Defense and Security, 2006-07);July 2006. The July 2006 issue of Homeland Security Affairs offers articles about risk perception, domestic right wing extremist groups, social network analysis, and the impact of foreign policy on homeland security. It ...
Holmgren, Jeffrey D.; Dolan, James R. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1993-12);This thesis examines the strategic planning and implementation process within the law enforcement missions of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard is a unique federal agency for several reasons. Unlike many federal ...