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There are five steps involved in the strategic planning process and each step is necessary to to ensure organizations are operating at the highest level. However, the first step of this process is the review of return of investment and probability is an important one for the healthcare industry. The reviews help to ensure that performance of say the hospital is in alignment with the mission, objectives, strategies and policies. This step in the strategic planning process helps to provide direction that is necessary to meeting objectives, making strategies, and setting policies that guide the organization. I do feel that it is possible that a different industry would or could place more emphasis on another step in this process. The emphasis placement should be determined by the industry and what its needs are. This can vary from business to business, situation to situation.
Discussion Board #1
Of the three steps in the strategy implementation phase, which do you think is the most important? Why?
Discussion Board #2
Unions have a long and storied place in the history of the U.S. workforce, and the subject has often been a heated topic of discussion at many bargaining and family dinner tables. Consider your experience with unions – whether through personal experience or as a witness to the stories and experiences of others. What is your personal view on unions and union representation? Why do you think workers want unions in the first place, and why do employers resist them so staunchly?