Strategic Planning Essay

498 words - 2 pages

Many law enforcement organizations have strategic plans, however, they appear to rarely be used as a true roadmap for the direction and destination of the agency. Rather; it seems like strategic plans are one of those things that you read or hear about that if you are a good manager or leader should have on the shelf someplace and the agency moves on. There are perspectives on both side as to the value of a long range plan for an organization.

In your opinion, how important is a strategic plan for your organization or group (sub-groups of an organization many times have independent strategic plans that are congruent with the overall plan of the organization)?

In my opinion a strategic plan ...view middle of the document...

Interestingly the strategic plan was developed through a business planning process referred to as a SWOT analysis (or SWOT Matrix). A SWOT is a structured planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or in a business venture. I found it interesting to think of a strategic plan as a “project” or “business venture,” but critically reflecting on the idea, it started to make since. As a patrol officer I never looked at a law enforcement organization in the terms of a “business.” As a patrol sergeant, it now seems very obvious. Many of my day to day responsibilities involve “running the business.” I think a true roadmap for any law enforcement organization needs to start with clear direction(s) for its employees and the citizens they serve. That said the 2012 St.Cloud Police Strategic Plan is more public than it has ever been. Over the course of the past year it has been posted on or near the wall(s) in most roll call rooms, physical copies can be found laying around, it’s posted on the intranet/internet, and now being referred to in performance evaluations. The problem is while it is now everywhere; it is perceived as this abstract “thing” that no one notices. In all honestly at first glance it is a bit overwhelming. It is comprised of a 12 page document highlighting 5 specific goals, 28 strategies, and 28 sub goals (outcomes).
I feel the intent of the plan is kind of lost due to its size and do not think most people take it seriously. As a new supervisor, I find the strategic plan useful and important, but still struggle with how to promote/sell it to my officers.

Other Papers Like Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning At United Parcel Service

493 words - 2 pages Vanessa Hutabarat 29115393 GM 1 – SBM ITB Business Economics KOMPAS (Saturday March 19th 2016) Ekonomi (p.17) Suku Bunga, Tak Hanya BI Rate This article discuss about the phenomenon of the declining BI rate for this last 3 months (January until March 2016). On August 29th 2013, BI rate increasing to 7%, and then increase again on September 12th 2013 to 7.25%. The increase trend keeps going on November 12th 2013 by 7.5% and last

The Value Of Planning Essay

459 words - 2 pages Strategic planning begins with where the organization is, defines some new place where it wants to be, and develops a plan to get there, all in the context of its mission and values and the realities of the environment in which it operates (Worth 2012, p. 169). Strategic planning is a valuable tool to an organization, because it is a step by step guide from implementation to outcomes, leading to potential success. The basic strategic model, in

Mr Larry

644 words - 3 pages with the customers and other stakeholders. Therefore, an organization finds ethics and social responsibility extremely necessary for organizational growth. Ethics and social responsibility are applicable in the development of an organizational strategic plan considering the requirement of stakeholders (Pearce & Robinson, 2013). This discussion will consider the role of ethics and social responsibility in strategic planning, overall impact of

Bs 2013 Unit Description

862 words - 4 pages environment and the need to plan organizational strategies to ensure effective business performance. Summary of learning outcomes To achieve this unit a you must: 1 Analyze how the business environment is considered in strategy formulation 2 Understand the process of strategic planning 3 Examine approaches to strategy evaluation and selection 4 Analyze how strategy implementation is realized. Content 1 Strategy formulation Strategic

Human Resource

615 words - 3 pages INTRODUCTION Senior manager in organisations very often do not take into account the human resource perspective when planning the strategic direction of their organisation. Many human resource departments concentrate solely on the operational aspects of human resources. Very often there is too much thought of human resource techniques as ends in them rather than as needing to mesh with broader objectives in organisation terms. Strategic

Hmr 300

748 words - 3 pages success. HRM and Strategic Planning Specifically, when an organization plans strategically, it determines its goals and objectives for a given period of time. Human resource management, or HRM, plays an integral role in the strategic planning process of any organization. The HR department oversees a variety of essential business practices which have the potential to impact the organization as a whole. HRM is perhaps one of the most essential

Student

1340 words - 6 pages initiatives by expanding its physician staff, CMC has constructed a hospital-owned medical office building in a growing community five miles from the hospital; anticipates opening an outpatient physical therapy; providing leadership development for the board of trustees, medical staff, and administration; have value-oriented efforts initiated; and develop a strategic planning process. By developing new business by expanding, combines physician

Migration Management

328 words - 2 pages develops. This because of five critical challenges: * Synchronizing the long time horizon of strategic thinking with the short-term focus required for action planning. * During business planning, distinguishing between strategic "fit" and what's most important to do next. * Maintaining the distinction between strategic ends and tactical means. * Balancing constancy of purpose with the reality of business cycles and market

Strategy And Planning

1327 words - 6 pages organizational strategy, they will surely be destined to failure. It is my belief a strong organizational strategy, evolving to the changing market and time, is in every way key to the long term success of any business. Proper goal setting is a very important part of planning and seeing an organizational strategy be successful and move a company forward. The three types of goals coming into play are strategic goals, tactical goals, and

Marketing And Management

392 words - 2 pages Ramy Ahmed September 13, 2015 Basic Marketing Management Chapter 2 Insights * What is strategic planning in regards to market opportunities and organizational capabilities and goals? Strategic planning is defined as the process of creating and maintaining a correlation and fit between an organization’s long-term goals as well as their means to reach these goals. In addition an organization must be able to react to changing market

Study Manual

1429 words - 6 pages , competitor analysis, value chain analysis, market migration analysis. The boardroom strategic role Mission, ethics and values. Social responsibility The Corporate Environment and System Theory the market, and other PEST factors. Internal Factors The distinction between strategy and policy. Planning: short, medium and long term. Targets, resource planning techniques, including scenario planning. Strategy: effective corporate performance

Related Essays

Strategic Planning Essay

348 words - 2 pages What is Strategic Planning? Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assess and adjust the organization's direction in response to a changing environment. It is a disciplined effort that produces fundamental

Strategic Planning Week 3 Essay

1301 words - 6 pages scorecard is a strategic planning and management system that is used extensively in business and industry, government, and nonprofit organizations worldwide to align business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization, improve internal and external communications, and monitor organizational performance against strategic goals.” It is important for companies to set goals and a way to measure each goal so that progress can be tracked

Strategic Planning Essay

1077 words - 5 pages training sessions, and align ethics with This and That Boutique’s mission and vision. Analyze how in the vision, mission, and values guide the organization’s strategic direction. The vision, mission and values statement of This and That Boutique will provide the structure, goals, and objectives of the boutique. Our vision is the goal of the boutique and will strive to achieve our mission and align our values for achieving our strategic plan for the

Marketing In Action 2.1 | Advantages Of Strategic Planning

1009 words - 5 pages Marketing in Action 2.1 1. Describe the advantages of strategic planning, and discuss how it might be employed by a company with which you are familiar. Strategic planning gives the company the ability to identify and address needs and wants that are not being satisfied by their competitors; save money and increase revenue by directing resources toward more profitable markets or even only specific demographics within a single market