Strategy and Business Planning

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Thompson, G.; Maringanti, H.; Anderson, R.; Soehner, C. and Comer, A. (2019) Strategic Planning for Academic Libraries: A step-by-step guide, ALA  

No doubt about it: strategic planning is a serious commitment. But when carried out skillfully, thoughtfully, and with sensitivity to the impacts on all those involved, it’s an undertaking that can pay large dividends for the library and its users. A strong strategic plan gives shape and clarity to the library’s intentions and, when carefully written, can make a powerful case for the library’s indispensability to its sponsoring institution. [Last checked: 29/9/20]


Mind Tools: Strategy

On this page, you’ll learn 126 strategy skills – techniques that help you understand your competitive environment; identify the options open to you; set strategic priorities; deliver your strategy; and work intelligently in areas like purchasing, marketing, operations, and manufacturing. [Last checked: 29/9/20]


Your strategy needs a strategy

Is it possible to look ahead without stumbling over what’s in front of you? All too often companies spend precious time laying out long term strategic plans, only to discover that their maps are out of date in a month. Business strategy expert Martin Reeves offers a solution. He advocates transitioning from relying on a single “classical” approach to strategy and moving towards a more tailored approach to strategy and execution, selecting from 5 distinct patterns of success. [Last checked: 29/9/20]