Planning strategically and strategic planning

Planning strategically and strategic planning Purpose – This paper argues that, while one needs to logically decide on an organization's strategy, it does not need to be a product of a lengthy strategic planning process. Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses and gives examples to illustrate why an institution does not need to go through an intricate strategic planning process. Findings – A laborious process is not needed to plan a library's strategic direction. Practical implications – A library can more efficiently use its money and time to satisfy its customers than by spending them on a drawn‐out strategic planning process. Originality/value – Hopefully, this article will motivate librarians to find the proper balance between having no strategy and wasting too much time and money on creating a lengthy strategic plan. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances Emerald Publishing

Planning strategically and strategic planning

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, Volume 21 (1): 4 – May 30, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0888-045X
DOI
10.1108/08880450810875738
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper argues that, while one needs to logically decide on an organization's strategy, it does not need to be a product of a lengthy strategic planning process. Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses and gives examples to illustrate why an institution does not need to go through an intricate strategic planning process. Findings – A laborious process is not needed to plan a library's strategic direction. Practical implications – A library can more efficiently use its money and time to satisfy its customers than by spending them on a drawn‐out strategic planning process. Originality/value – Hopefully, this article will motivate librarians to find the proper balance between having no strategy and wasting too much time and money on creating a lengthy strategic plan.

Journal

The Bottom Line: Managing Library FinancesEmerald Publishing

Published: May 30, 2008

Keywords: Strategic planning; Corporate strategy; Libraries; Librarians

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