Differentiating Strategic, Operational, and Tactical Planning
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Continuous planning is an important activity for any organization that aims to evolve to stay current in its industry and serve its intended purpose. There are several types of planning used by nurse executives: strategic planning, operational planning, and tactical planning. Each type of planning usually occurs at different management levels and over different periods of time. A clear understanding of the differences between each type of plan will aid you next week in selecting a meaningful strategic issue for your Strategic Plan.
*** In your own words, differentiate between an operational plan, a tactical plan, and a strategic plan. Provide an example of each.