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A Conceptual Framework of Strategy Cascading in the Mission-Based Organizations: A State-of-the-Art Review and Practical Template

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What matters in strategic management for the organization and can move the organization forward, is translating the strategies developed in the strategic planning phase into the operational program in the implementation phase. In other words, cascading the strategic plan into a form of an operational program is a key to organizational success. Strategic success will be achieved if the right strategies are cascaded in the organization rightly. The purpose of this research is to provide a framework for the strategic plan cascading into steps and an operational process to facilitate its implementation in the organization. For this purpose, the mission-focused organizations were considered. These organizations go beyond profitability and following the implementation of strategies and action plans are in searching to fulfill the mission for which it is designed and developed. Here, the ultimate goal is to achieve a designated and defined mission. This qualitative analytic research is seeking to provide a framework for cascading organizational strategies using a scientific and applied approach. After presenting the research's conceptual framework, in order to test and analysis the model, using experts' viewpoints through a questionnaire required data was gathered and analyzed. The results and findings of this research show that for the implementation of the developed strategies, a systematic and stepwise model is needed that consists of several stages: the formulation of strategies, the prioritization of strategies with strategic tools, comparative studies to find the transformation of the strategy into the program, and finally the design of the operational program and its quantitative objectives and measures.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 83)
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1-10
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M. Safari and M. Zamani Mazdeh, "A Conceptual Framework of Strategy Cascading in the Mission-Based Organizations: A State-of-the-Art Review and Practical Template", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 83, pp. 1-10, 2018
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August 2018
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