Three Planning Concepts
The essence of strategic planning can be summed up with three concepts
Concept 1: Organisations need a planning architecture.
A planning architecture is an overview of how different planning processes fit together.
- different types of plan
- the time horizon of each
- when they have to be completed
- time allowed for preparing the plan
- the frequency of updating
- who is responsible
- how the different plans fit together.
A Planning Architecture:
Concept 2: Planning is an intellectual process.
Concept 3: Planning is a social process.