Strategic planning can help public and nonprofit organizations, as well as communities, fulfill their missions, meet their mandates, and create lasting public value (Bryson, 2018). However, there are times when strategic planning is not the solution. As a public administrator or nonprofit manager, it is equally important to be prepared to identify situations when strategic planning is not appropriate. This week’s readings describe the limitations of strategic planning under different scenarios.
Write an analysis of one key guideline (from the readings) for employing the strategic planning process. Explain why this guideline is important and why you chose it. Then, considering strategic planning as a tool for management and leadership and from your own experience, analyze a situation in which strategic planning may not add value to the organization or community.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.