Strategy & Strategic Planning

In this first package of notes, we look at the critically important issues of strategy and strategic planning. We explore the key issues and processes that need to be kept front-of-mind when designing and implementing initiatives for colleges and universities. 

 
 

1.01 What is (and isn't) strategy?

Few concepts in management circles, save possibly “innovation” or “disruption”, are as regularly misused as “strategy.” Otherwise sophisticated organizations produce strategic plans that are anything but strategic. . . . 

 
Adam Przewoski

Adam Przewoski

1.02 Competing to be unique

The first instalment in the Strategy and Strategic Planning Session sought to clarify what truly constitutes strategy. A distinction was made between an aspirations or goals and strategy - the means by which the institution achieves these goals. In this the second instalment . . . 

 
Photo by Gn Dim

Photo by Gn Dim

1.03 Working with constraints

Creativity always operates within constraints. Constraints act as the borders for creative work and provide the challenge that makes the process interesting. This is a good lesson to keep in mind when . . .