By Dr. Hanna Issa, International Law Professor
Planning: is the humane approach which aims to take decisions in the present and have an impact on the future; indeed will consider as the first element of management. Planningcan also be the administrative tasks that aims to identify the future for different organizations, institutions, and several ways to identify these goal. In addition to this, it should conserve the stage of thinking that precedes the implementation of an effort that prompt intentional and orderly aims to achieve maximum benefit at the lowest cost associated with all fields or sectors and mediates all sciences.
Planning is a manageable art. As far as it considers logically to go beyond the data and the existing potential need, as far as that means achieving an effective time.
The strategic planning is a process that begins to formulate goals, strategies, and policies. In order to put plans, particularly goes with the detailed procedural or leading to the implementation of the strategy and the manner through specific objectives. Therefore, it represents the process of taking different shapes which through them you can define a prior determination,the required effort,the time, its implementation mechanism, the implementing agency,and how to deal with the results. Which means it is a process going on with clear foundations, and at the same time characterized by continuity to control the changes in the environment.
* The basic principles of planning:
The basic steps in the strategic planning process:
In order to have a strategic planning you should be able to in evaluate the readiness. Especially, how much the employees in the company are organized. Of course, taking care of how to intensify efforts and focus the attention on the “big picture.” If there is a financial crisis looming on the horizon, or institution was about to leave, or that the environment is volatile, it is not appropriate to do strategic planning.
How to have a ready strategic-planing company:
• Identify the important issues and options that must be discussed in strategic planning.
• Identify roles.
• formulate a committee to plan.
• having a developmental image about the futureof the organization.
• Identify the information that must be collected to make correct decisions.
Second: a preparation of visions and missions.
Foundation’s mission is the introduction to the book that makes the reader knows where the writer goes.They illustrate the writer strategy to know where to go. Similarly, the letter is describing the organization completely through:
1. The purpose: which means why the organization exists, what it seeks to achieve.
2. Work: It means the way or the main active core. Which the organization is trying to achieve its own goals.
3. Values: that means the principles and beliefs which lead the institution members during their quest to achieve the purpose of the institution.
* The benefits of strategic planning:
1. It illustrates the framework and direction that leads and supports the Manager.
2. itsets out a vision and a common goal for all the employees in the institution.
3. Toincreases commitment and objectives.
4. toimprove the quality of services provided to customers and methods of measuring these services.
5.to increases the likelihood of providing support and development of individuals.
6. toidentify priorities and resources.
7. to Increase the ability of dealing with external risks.
8. it helps in regulating crisis .