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Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ discussion posts. Be constructive and professional with your thoughts, feedback, or suggestions. 125 words each post

1.After reading Strategic Planning in Healthcare, I really didn’t find that must interesting or concerning. But I did learn that it is imperative to have a goal and a plan to reach said goal. But you can not just have any plan or any goal both must reflect professionalism, as well as being able to distinguish when something do not serve the organization and the goal and being able to let go of it for better or being able to tell when something is benefiting the organization and the goal and embracing and building a plan and future off of that. One thing that I did learn is that having a precise and detailed plan can take you were you need to go. It is like the road map for the organization. It will set all goals for all departments to ensure the organization is successful. Along with the help from other departments, influences like staff and the community around the organization play a major factor in not just goal setting but the planning as well.

References:

(2019) Healthcare Business Today Team. Strategic Planning in Healthcare. Retrieved from: https://www.healthcarebusinesstoday.com/strategic-planning-in-healthcare%EF%BB%BF/

2.Strategic planning is important to the growth and success of any business. The larger the business, the more important the planning is. Healthcare involves many different people working together from many different levels and with many different responsibilities. Each of those responsibilities has to tie to the next one in order for patient care to be effective and safe. Strategic planning sets clear goals and a sort of road map to meeting those goals. Each person in the organization is working toward the same ultimate end goal although they may set smaller goals within their own area along the way. Strategic planning is organization wide and is shared with all parties involved. Celebrating successes and milestones as well as being transparent about missed milestones and obstacles is important.

What I find concerning is that there are organizations who develop a strategic plan without the key people at the table. A strategic plan has to be focused around the mission and vision of the organization, but it also has to be operational. An administrator in an executive office creating a plan without an understanding of the operational needs seems to be a set up for a disaster. Another concern would be having staff on board who are not educated on the plan or who are not on board with the objectives of that plan. When your team isn’t invested, their efforts are different and the goal won’t be met.

Gartenstein, D. (2019, February 5). Why Is Strategic Planning Important to a Business? Retrieved from https://smallbusiness.chron.com/strategic-planning…