Planning in Reverse: A Viable Approach to Organizational Leadership by Scott BallantynePlanning in Reverse: A Viable Approach to Organizational Leadership by Scott Ballantyne

Planning in Reverse: A Viable Approach to Organizational Leadership

byScott Ballantyne, Beth Berret, Mary Ellen Wells

Paperback | February 16, 2011

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Planning in Reverse is an innovative concept designed to make organizations more successful by altering the perspective utilized in the strategy process. What is needed for organizations to thrive in this new environment of change and uncertainty is a short-term approach for long-term viability. In this book, tools and concepts regarding Planning in Reverse ('PIR') are provided so that any organization or department will be able to implement the PIR process. The PIR process is unique in that it will work in any organization whether they provide educational services, government services, private sector services, or the production of products. This system is of particular importance to the small organization that does not have the resources to overcome potential missteps. PIR suggests that long-term static strategic planning will continue to become less and less helpful and ultimately may need to be replaced completely by the PIR process for organizations to survive. Many large, well-known companies and organizations have failed even though they had long-term strategic plans. These observations indicate a need for a fundamental change in the planning process thereby suggesting that it is time for Planning in Reverse.
Scott Ballantyne, PRSBA is an associate professor of business at Alvernia University, Reading, PA and earned his doctorate from Widener University, Chester, PA. He has held a variety of leadership positions in the public and private sector including school district business manager. Beth A. Berret, SPHR is an associate professor of bu...
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Title:Planning in Reverse: A Viable Approach to Organizational LeadershipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.13 × 6.12 × 0.34 inPublished:February 16, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607097931

ISBN - 13:9781607097938

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Table of Contents

Part 1 SECTION 1: SHORT TERM LEADERSHIP FOR LONG TERM VIABILITY Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Short term leadership for long term viability Chapter 3 Chapter 2: The pathway to long term viability Chapter 4 Chapter 3: The new leadership skill set Part 5 SECTION 2: DECONSTRUCTING DECISION MAKING Chapter 6 Chapter 4: The current practice of long term planning Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Deconstructing the process to demonstrate the fallacy Chapter 8 Chapter 6: The future is never accurately predicted Part 9 SECTION 3: PLANNING IN REVERSE Chapter 10 Chapter 7: The I-process- Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Implication scan- Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Impact evaluation Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Recommended action plans Chapter 14 Chapter 11: Implementation plans Chapter 15 Chapter 12: Integration plans Part 16 SECTION 4: LEARNING IN REVERSE Chapter 17 Chapter 13: How to retrain strategic leaders in the Planning in Reverse process Chapter 18 Chapter 14: Understanding the switch from long term planning to long term viability Chapter 19 Chapter 15: Short sighted leadership provides long term viability Part 20 SECTION 5: REVERSE PROCESS PLANNING Chapter 21 Chapter 16: Develop a realistic timeline Chapter 22 Chapter 17: The instrument utilized to identify areas of concern Chapter 23 Chapter 18: The process needed to train new PIR leaders Chapter 24 Chapter 19: The ongoing instrument to continue PIR Chapter 25 Chapter 20: The intended results Part 26 SECTION 6: APPENDICES Chapter 27 Appendix A: Forms Chapter 28 Appendix B: Full Example

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The Planning in Reverse process opens avenues for organizations that will not only benefit the consumer but also dramatically impact the culture of the institution/organization.