SCIE - People Management

Preview of Business strategy and planning audit

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Defining the values and philosophy of care

1. Organisations, and particularly those in the social care sector, need a philosophy or set of values informing what they do and how they do it. Some of the values that have been identified for the social care sector are: promoting independence, respecting rights, providing choice, and giving people who use services a say in how services are delivered. Setting out a statement of values is important in letting everyone know how you intend to deliver services. This statement needs to be reviewed from time to time to ensure that it is a true reflection of your values and that any changes have been incorporated. Some National Minimum Standards have a requirement for such statements to be prepared.

* Do you have an up-to-date statement of your values or philosophy?

2. Which of the following do you do? Tick all that apply.

Developing a business strategy

3. Every organisation needs a business strategy if it is to survive and continue to provide services. Most organisations have a written strategy, which usually identifies objectives or business aims, the market or sector the organisation is working in, and the risks and opportunities on the horizon. It defines how your organisation gets from where you are now to where you want to be.

* Do you have such a business strategy?

4. When developing a strategy and/or plan, which of the following do you do? Tick all that apply.

Communication strategy

5. Having developed a strategy and plan, it is important that is communicated well.

Which of the following tasks do you perform? Tick all that apply.

Operational planning cycle

6. Strategic plans provide a broad picture; operational plans provide the detail of how an organisation will achieve its strategic aims year by year. In larger organisations, there may be separate plans for each department or function. Operational plans include both regular activities and time-limited projects.

Which of the following do you consider when preparing plans? Tick all that apply.