Discussion: Organizational Strategic Goals
It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to demonstrate that they are of significant public value. This requires them to have clearly defined short-term and long-term strategic goals. As a current or future leader and manager, it is essential that you are not only able to help your organization develop these goals, but you must also help create strategies for meeting them. In this Discussion, you consider strategies for prioritizing and meeting short-term and long-term goals for the organization that you selected for your Final Project (American Cancer Society).
By Day 3
Post an explanation of strategies that you might use to define, prioritize, and meet short-term goals (1–4 years) for the organization that you selected for your Final Project. Include how the goals would support flexibility in an ever-evolving world. Then with a futurist context in mind, explain strategies that you might use to define, prioritize, and meet your organization’s long-term goals (15–20 years).
This week we will be discussing how to create public value and also how to establish short-term, midterm goals and long-term goals. While the emphasis in the opening explanation is short term goals and long terms goals please notice that you are not going to be able to establish long term goals without identifying midterm goals
Short Term goals: 1 to 4 years
Midterm goals: 5 to 14 years
Long Term goals 15 to 20 plus years.
If you want o to earn maximum points you cannot leave a gap as to what the organization needs to do in years 5 to 14, this is why midterm goals need to be addressed.
Attention is to be given to making sure the strategic plan is flexible so the goals can be changed depending on the environment. This is particularly important if your organization is facing an unstable environment. To determine the type of environment your organization is facing look at the political, financial, cultural, demographic trends.
This discussion will help you prepare for the week 8 paper assignment. The more details you provide about a specific organization the better it will be for you as we prepare for the final project