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Strategic Plan Assignment (3 Parts – SUBMIT IN 3 SEPARATE DOCUMENTS)

The ability to think strategically and make choices based on solid analysis and evaluation, in order to capitalize on achieving optimal results when applying limited resources of the firm, are at the core of this strategic initiative plan. Strategic initiatives act as the vehicle to accomplish strategic goals. Strategic initiatives translate vision into reality. The strategic management process enables organizations to achieve objectives through three stages: strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and strategy evaluation.

For this assignment, create a market entry plan (entrepreneurial), a market expansion plan for an existing organization, or a mergers and acquisitions plan that seeks to increase your organization’s competitive advantage. Your strategic plan should aim to innovate. Throughout the development of your strategic plan consider your organization’s responsibility in the greater social good from a Christian perspective and how your plan address ethics, cooperate social responsibly and sustainability. Globalization brings both benefits and challenges in the business sphere. Be sure to consider how globalization impacts your strategic plan and address any international considerations if needed. Your strategic plan will be completed throughout the course in Topic 1, Topic 3, Topic 4, Topic 5, Topic 6, Topic 7, and Topic 8. Be sure to address instructor feedback when possible.

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Part 1: Overview (Topic 1)

Imagine you need to present your initial pitch for your Strategic Initiative Plan. Create a 5-8 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes that seeks to get permission from key stakeholders.

In your presentation, address the following:

1. Identify the type (market entry, market expansion, merger, and acquisition) of Strategic Plan that you will be creating.

— I want to focus on either market entry or market expansion in MEAL DELIVERY BOXES WHICH ARE BOTH VEGAN AND PLANT-BASED.

2. Provide the vision, mission, and values of the organization.

– VISION: "WE STRIVE TO SAVE THE PLANET ONE BOX AT A TIME. WE STRIVE TO END WORLD HUNGER AND IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE BY PROVIDING A SIMPLE WAY TO LIVE MEAT AND DAIRY FREE (AND SAVE THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF ANIMALS)"

3. How do organization values drive the culture?

– VALUES ARE BASED ON DOING WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR PLANET, ENDING ANIMAL CRUELTY AND PROVIDING AN SIMPLE WAY FOR PEOPLE TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

4. What is the culture you intend to build, or exists, today?

5. What is your competitive advantage?

– OUR MEAL BOXES ARE PRICED COMPETITIVELY WITH OTHER MEAL DELIVERY PROGRAMS AND WILL INCLUDE STEP BY STEP RECIPES. THE BOX WILL ALSO INCLUDE SIMPLE WAYS TO SHARE OUR VALUES (STICKERS, HASHTAGS, ETC) AND SIMPLE CHANGES A PERSON CAN MAKE DAILY TO SUSTAIN THE VEGAN LIFESTYLE.

***Provide three to five sources in your presentation.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Part 2: External and Internal Assessment

An environmental scan seeks to ensure your original pitch is viable (Part 1: Overview). External and internal assessment tools are utilized your to ensure strategic initiative is viable. You may find after completing your environmental scan your strategic initiative idea will change. The environmental scan helps you develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which will help focus the application of limited resources to produce above-average returns. During your scan, address the following:

Internal: Identify your strategic initiative using various internal assessment tools to evaluate your organization’s strengths and weaknesses in functional areas of business which include

· Management

· Marketing

· Finance

· Accounting

· Productions/operations

· Research and development

· Management information systems

External:Identify your strategic initiative using various external assessment tools to evaluate outside trends and events outside the control of the organization, and the industry. SOME TRENDS INCLUDE: A RISE IN VEGANISM, PLANT-BASED EATING, HEALTH AND VEGAN DOCUMENTARIES SUPPORTING THIS LIFESTYLE AS ONE OF THE MOST HEALTHY, AND THE RISE IN DOCUMENTARIES PROVING HOW INHUMANE THE MEAT AND DAIRY INDUSTRIES ARE (FOR EXAMPLE: WHAT THE HEALTH, GARY YOUROFSKY, FORKS OVER KNIVES, COWSPIRACY)

Create a 5-10 slide PowerPoint presentation that shows the results of your environmental scan. Include the following:

· Identify what you found in your environmental scan.

o What did you learn about the industry?

o What did you learn about your organization?

· Include the external and internal assessment tools you used at the end of your presentation as an appendix.

o How did you apply the results of your internal and external assessment tools in your decision making process.

· Describe what you learned during the process including key issues that will be reviewed going forward.

o How does this challenge or support your original vision/concept?

o What is emerging from your learning?

· Outline the preliminary strategic initiative plan.

o How have you considered the selected organizations culture within the context of implementing your strategic initiative plan?

Provide three to five sources in your presentation.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Part 3: Organizational Chart and Operations Chart

Organizational structure is a factor in implementing your plan. Using a graphic organizer, create an organization chart. Be sure the graphic organizer describes the relationships between people.

Completing the “Operations Chart,” begins to provide a plan of how strategic initiative is executed. Be sure the “Operations Chart” is in the context of the Organization Chart.

PLEASE SUBMIT IN 3 SEPARATE DOCUMENTS (PART 1, PART 2 AND PART 3) AS INSTRUCTED IN THE DIRECTIONS ABOVE. Thank you 🙂