Strategic planning as a crucial tool for change in public, private and volunteer sector organisations.

Taking into consideration the various strategic planning models illustrated in Topic 8, choose one of the following

Strategic planning is becoming a crucial tool for change in public, private and volunteer sector organisations. Taking into consideration the various strategic planning models illustrated in Topic 8, choose one of the following (2000 – 2500 words):

a) Evaluate your organisation’s current strategic plan and identify which model fits best and explain why.


b) Create a hypothetical strategic plan for your organisation, utilising a model that is most conducive to reaching goals. The strategic plan should address a pre-planning phase (Where is my organisation at this point in time?); a strategic planning phase (Where is my organisation wanting to go?); and a business/ operational phase (How will my organisation get there?)


Prepare a retrospective commentary on your research in this unit, citing things that you possibly have learned from this exercise that you did not know you needed to know (1000 words).

Some suggested references
Drucker, Peter (1990). ‘Winning Strategies’. In: Managing the Non-Profit Organisation. Harper Collins, New York: pp. 59-71.

Gómez-Mejía, Luis R. & David B. Balkin, and Robert L. Cardy. (2001). ‘Planning and Implementing Strategic HR Policies’. In: Managing Human Resources. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: pp. 20-29.

Goodstein, Leonard, Timothy Nolan and J. William Pfeiffer (1993). Applied Strategic Planning: How to Develop a Plan that Really Works. McGraw-Hill: San Francisco, p. 8.

Grant, Robert M., (2003). ‘Strategic Planning in a Turbulent Environment: Evidence from the Oil Majors’. In: Strategic Management Journal, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 491-517.

Haley, George T. (2000). ‘A Strategic Perspective on Overseas Chinese Networks’ Decision-Making’. In: Strategic Management in the Asia Pacific. Usha C.V. Haley, ed. Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford: pp. 411-422.

Hellriegel, Don & John W. Slocum, Jr. & Richard W. Woodman. (2001). ‘Strategic Choices’. In: Organisational Behavior. 9th ed. South-Western College Publishing, Mason, Ohio: 478-501.

Hubbard, Morkel, Davenport, and Beamish, eds. (2000). Cases in Strategic Management. Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest.

Mintzberg, Henry, James Brian Quinn, & Sumantra Ghoshal (1999). ‘The Strategy Concept’. In: The Strategy Process. Pearson Education Limited, Essex, England: pp. 3-21.

Thompson, Arthur A. & A. J. Strickland (2003). ‘Competitive and Managerial Resource Fits’. In: Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases. 13th ed. McGraw-Hill Irwin, New York: pp. 344-353.

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