Accession Number : ADA328718

Title :   Vision Development and Strategic Planning: Is There a Better Way?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Gilmore, Andrew G.

PDF Url : ADA328718

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to analyze and assess the effectiveness of the vision creation and deployment process advocated in typical total quality programs. A quality vision is a description or an image of the future that stems from the present and improves upon it. It is a target for an organization to strive toward both individually and collectively. The question I want to answer is: What is vision development and is it likely to make a difference in organizational performance? The visioning process is a part strategic planning that identifies goals and objectives and the means and methods to achieve them. This paper reexamines the value of vision development, as part of strategic planning, and its place in quality implementation. Focusing research on component parts of the quality philosophy can help identify the relative value of each component and how well it fits into different organizational structures.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGY, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), FOCUSING, PRODUCTIVITY, VISION, MILITARY PLANNING, PHILOSOPHY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE