Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, is known as one of the most intriguing, yet intelligent, corporate leaders of our time. His famous quote, “Control your destiny, or someone else will,” has inspired numerous managers and organizational leaders to examine their own strategies for becoming successful planners and decision makers.
Based on the advice provided by Jack Welch, as well as others within the videos viewed this week, develop five planning strategies you would implement as the project manager of a diverse team selected to deliver a new technology initiative for your current or former organization. Write a summary reflecting on how these strategies may align with the mission and goals of your organization.
Length: 1-2 pages, not including title and reference pages. Include a minimum of two resources.
Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
In the video Overview of the Strategic Planning Process, Erica Olsen illustrates the key steps that should be applied in the formal planning process. Imagine you and a peer have recently opened a new consulting firm that offers advice on technology expansions for small- to medium-sized businesses. You have decided to launch a website to help promote your company and the available services offered.
Use the NCU library and/or other Internet sources to research your topic. Construct a visual chart (i.e. flowchart) which outlines the activities you would perform during each stage of the formal planning process to create your new website.