The following proposal identifies the key characteristics of strategic planning and implementation in business organizations, regardless of their designation as a for-profit or not-for-profit entity.
# 47158 | 1,671 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2004 |
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The following research proposal seeks to fulfill the following primary objectives: A discussion of quality in relation to strategic management; the significance of effective strategic planning processes; the difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning; strategic positioning in not-for-profit organizations; strategic development in entrepreneurial-minded firms; and the effective utilization of strategic tools in organizations of all sizes. Each of these concepts is discussed in the literature review and serves as background information for the proposed research study and methodology in question.
From the Paper:"An article by Beecroft (1999) entitled "The role of quality in strategic management" discusses the significance of quality considerations in the development of effective organizational strategies. Of primary concern is the relationship between quality, short and long-term objectives, and bottom line profits. According to the author, "Conformance to design and customer requirements translates to quality, therefore higher conformance is higher quality. Higher quality results in lower costs and increases competitiveness, leading to an increase in sales and market share, more jobs and improved profitability" (p. 499). In relation to strategic planning and implementation, the consideration of quality as an overall dynamic for future success must be included in any given strategic initiative. Quality must always be considered in relation to productivity and profitability to promote a successful venture. The author also indicates that "quality strategy should include a quality mission, vision and/or policy documents" the quality strategy is a vital element to building the quality process and expectations of the organization" (p. 500). Regardless of the direction that is chosen for strategic implementation, matters of quality must be taken into account to initiate widespread change and acceptance."
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