Considering how time consuming and difficult strategic planning can be, it is important to be mindful of the real benefits of strategic planning, including:1

  • Allows you to plan around and take advantage of opportunities and trends, rather than just reacting to them
  • Helps clarify vision and organizational purpose and thereby increases organizational direction
  • Aligns the university with its environment
  • Increases internal teamwork and ownership
  • Heightens the sense among both internal and external constituencies that the organization is being well led and well managed
  • Helps prioritize issues and focus resources on key initiatives
  • Provides a foundation for the measurement of progress

 


 

1 I used multiple sources for this compilation including:

http://www.almond-architects.com;
http://grapevine.laspositascollege.edu, pg. 4;
http://www.entarga.com/stratplan/plngbenefits.htm;
http://www.speakmanconsulting.com;
http://www.qurbejoog.com

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