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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .