Strategic Planning

Benefits of Strategic Planning

Strategic planning serves a variety of purposes for organizations, including to:
  • Build consensus about where an organization is going
  • Clearly define the purpose of the organization and to establish realistic goals and objectives consistent with that mission in a defined time frame within the organization's capacity for implementation
  • Communicate those goals and objectives to the organization's constituents
  • Develop a sense of ownership of the plan
  • Ensure the most effective use is made of the organization's resources by focusing the resources on the key priorities
  • Provide a base from which progress can be measured and establish a mechanism for informed change when needed
Other reasons include that strategic planning:
  • Bridges staff and Village Board
  • Identifies and addresses major problems
  • Increases productivity from increased efficiency and effectiveness
  • Provides clearer focus for the organization, producing more efficiency and effectiveness