REMARKS OF GEORGE T LATHROP, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Based on his experience, the author concludes: (1) strategic planning only works if there is a clear and demonstrable commitment to strategic planning by upper management--in this case by service, town council, legislature, etc. (2) strategic planning must be willing to view a broad range of scenarios--generally broader than is viewed today. (3) the mission statement is the most important part of the whole planning process. (4) a lack of information, statistics, and data makes planning difficult. Without it, it is difficult to assess where one is to make decisions, to monitor actions, etc. etc.

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  • Publication Date: 1985-9

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  • Created Date: Mar 31 1988 12:00AM