Accession Number : ADA309430

Title :   Strategic Planning and Army Installation Management.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Esther T.

PDF Url : ADA309430

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The United States Army is committed to quality in installation management. This commitment is championed in the Army Community of Excellence (ACOE) program. The U.S. Army has adopted the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria for use in the ACOE program. Strategic planning is one of the seven pillars of the Baldrige criteria. The Army has recognized that strategic planning is the key to the future. Strategic planning is the key to managing change and achieving the organization's vision. Military communities can benefit from the experiences of civilian communities in the development and utilization of strategic planning. This paper examines through case study analysis several civilian communities and lessons learned through their strategic planning processes. This paper recommends that there be a direct link between the strategic planning process and the management of the community. It also endorses full utilization of visioning and the inclusion of all stakeholders in the process. Several other practical recommendations are suggested for implementation. Strategic planning is the difference between success and failure. It facilitates the management of change and the achievement of the 'Community of Excellence' vision.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *QUALITY, *INSTALLATION, *ARMY PLANNING, *COMMUNITY RELATIONS, LESSONS LEARNED, ORGANIZATIONS, MANAGEMENT, COMMUNITIES, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, ARMY FACILITIES, CASE STUDIES, CIVILIAN POPULATION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE