Title: Initiating strategic changes in how local governmental units perform from annual reinvention to long-term vision: two case studies

Authors: Gary F. Keller

Addresses: College of Business, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217, USA

Abstract: Units of local government and their bureaucracies are facing shrinking economic resources and demands for greater efficiency. Textbook strategic planning and management processes are intricate endeavours and therefore deter many governmental units from engaging in the process. Many public servants believe that strategic management is designed for the private sector and avoid engaging in multi-year planning. The author created a strategic planning process using a technique he developed called ||Fast Track Strategic Planning.|| It engages key stakeholders in an 8 hour session to create a practical strategic plan. Two case studies are presented.

Keywords: strategic planning; strategic management; local government units; local government bureaucracies; efficiency; effectiveness; strategic change management; economic resources.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2006.011103

International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.73 - 88

Available online: 16 Oct 2006 *

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