Review the Strategic Plan for Sustainability course project description.
For this assignment, incorporate the feedback you received on the STaR analysis and Lenses of Sustainability (ATTACHED) assignments into your strategic plan and the implementation plan you propose.
The purpose of this project is to select an organization (WALMART), and develop a strategic plan for sustainability. You may choose an organization that has already started sustainability initiatives, or one that has not yet addressed these concerns.
The strategic plan you develop should focus on elements of leadership and implementation strategies covered in the course. As you craft the plan for the organization, consider the five components of strategic leadership which addresses sustainability strategies for the organization.
Your plan must include:
Scanning – examining the organization’s current strategic situation, including an analysis of the opportunities and threats in the industry and broader competitive environment as well as the strengths and weaknesses inside the organization.
Visioning – a view of what the organization (or a department, group, or other unit) can and should become.
Reframing – the ability to see things differently, including new ways of thinking about an organization’s strategic challenges and basic capabilities.
Making common sense – helping others in the organization make sense of the world around them, of the challenges they collectively face, and how they will face them together, which includes:
Their vision of the future.
Their understanding of challenges facing the organization.
Guidance from higher authority.
How the team will work with other individuals and groups.
Obstacles to group or team success and ways to overcome them.
Systems thinking – discerning the interrelationships among different variables in a complex situation.
As a strategic leader, it is essential for you to consider the organization you are working with and your experience as a leader, at any level, as you embark on the strategic journey. This process not only will enable you and your organization to develop effective strategies, but also to build leadership sustainability into the organization as it grows and develops.
To successfully complete this project, you will be expected to:
Describe the background of the organization, including STaR analysis results and a description of the competitive environment.
Identify and analyze the challenges and strategic issues facing the organization that affect sustainability.
Identify the current mission, vision, and values of the organization and assess their appropriateness for a future sustainability strategy.
Develop a strategy for sustainability that creates competitive advantage and addresses the three lenses of sustainability.
Develop an implementation plan that includes a description of leadership, opportunities for learning and innovation, and people and partnership strategies.
Present a plan for monitoring and measuring the progress of the organization’s sustainability strategy.