What is an organizational profile?

To demonstrate an increased knowledge in the areas of managing change, you must complete the following two sections of the examination. For the first section, select two of the following questions for your response. Write enough so anyone reading your response knows what thoughts you are trying to convey. The total exam should not exceed four pages double spaced.

1. You have been assigned the task of developing a strategic plan for your organization. As an initial step, you have decided to develop an organizational profile. What is an organizational profile? What should the process be to develop the profile? What information will you include, and where will you get your information? How will you utilize the information?

2. You have been asked to secure information from your customers for inclusion in your plan. What process will you use? Provide information as to what process and the steps you will take to get the best information possible. How will you utilize the information received?

3. As the leader who has responsibility for moving the organization ahead, you have been assigned the task of developing the vision for the future. How would you do this? Who would be included in the process? What criteria will you use to select members for the committee? What type of training would you need to ensure the team is the most effective possible?

4. Reflect on what you have learned about strategic planning in this course. What is the most difficult part of the process to complete? Why did you make this decision? Why do you think more organizations do not actually complete strategic plans?

Part 2 – Provide 10 concepts, issues, philosophies, or practices in the areas of strategic planning and management that you can utilize in your workplace. Name the aspect, describe it, and explain the implication for your workplace. This does not have to be in essay form but can be in bullet form.