Strategic planning : a search for meaning, relatedness and coherence

Melanja Emilia Teresa Kwiatkowski

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[Truncated] This dissertation reports a study of how members of a workforce view their organisation's strategic plan and what impact it has on them and their work. The study, which was conducted through interviews with employees of the Education Department of Western Australia, relates to the organisation's current strategic plan, the Plan for Government School Education 1998-2000.
The central focus was on identifying what meanings and messages were conveyed by the document to individuals by means of six in-depth interviews from a cross-section of line management and employees in schools. The methodological approach was grounded theory, with data analysis being undertaken according to its coding principles and processes. Findings were presented and illustrated with relevant examples of data from interview transcripts together with a detailed discussion of the results explored through five propositions. Further analysis and synthesis enabled a conceptual view of the findings to be mapped and described, allowing the formation of theoretical insights into the phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Publication statusUnpublished - 2002

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