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The documentation is extensive on successful strategies that have failed. There are other reasons cited for the drastic shift. First, a new generation now exists of top executives who are strategic thinkers and believe their key subordinates should be too. Second, the excessive reliance on quantitative technique demands too much effort, time, and cost, but has not yielded the timely results needed to cope with fast-moving change. As planners relied excessively on quantitative technique, they grew more ignorant of the real world of customer expectations.

It accepts the commitment to plan for the future and not be solely preoccupied with the here and now. Shifting one’s time frame from the present to the future, and back again, is a strategic skill that can be learned and reinforced with experience. The strategic mind copes with change; it shifts rapidly from problem to remedial action. It strives to make a difference. Strategic planners and managers must understand that strategic planning is integral to the practice of management for improved performance results rather than feel it is an isolated end in itself.

Fast response also tends to undermine reflective deliberation and sound, future-oriented decisions. Fast response can weaken the capability for depth analysis that strikes at root causes and reinvents core assumptions, which is so vital in complex situations of rapid directional, policy, and program change. Strategic process has learned the necessity for but has not always achieved the discipline to be selective and incremental and to be pilotminded rather than completely comprehensive in its application.

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