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A Map, a Compass, Asking for Directions, and Visioning: Organizational Tools for Navigating the Future

Friday, June 1, 2001

Strategic planning is one of the most frequently discussed topics in the management literature, yet many organizations find it difficult to put into practice. Using navigational tools as a metaphor, this article describes some limitations of strategic planning and suggests why public organizations should consider visioning as an alternative.

Boyle, Phillip. A Map, a Compass, Asking for Directions, and Visioning. Popular Government, 65 (4): 21-24.
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Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles