In your opinion, what are the challenges to the leaders and leadership regarding the proper implementation of the strategic planning process? Provide an explanation supporting your response.
Leaders in the strategic planning process face many challenges. “Strategic planning can be time-consuming and cost extra human capital and monetary resources” (Hu, Kapucu, & O’Byrne, 2014, p.83). In addition, “Strategic planning is inherently prone to break down” (Bryson, 2011, p.363). Hoskin and Wood attribute the failure to implement strategically planned change to “inadequate thinking; and incomplete organizational acceptance” (1993, para. 3). Many failures can be linked to a breakdown in communication, which is critical in the planning process. For successful planning, “the strategic planning process there was a commitment to share valid information with all staff” (McClamroch, Byrd, & Sowell, 2001)
How can the leaders make certain the strategic planning process is properly implemented and effectively maintained? Provide an analysis supporting your response.