A strategic plan is a collection of techniques that guide an organization every day. The plan consists of the mission, goals and methods that the firm uses to achieve these objectives. An agency requires a strategic plan that defines the nature of the organization, its structure, mission, goals, the needs of the community that the firm aims at addressing; this also includes theory that may help the company in achieving its objectives. This paper therefore provides a strategic plan for a health care agency that aims at providing its services in the United States.
Description of the Agency
The agency aims at providing its services in the whole of the United States. The organization will have departments in all the states in the country and each of the department will be responsible for offering services to the population in that state. The main service that the organization will provide is that of educating the society about various diseases, their causes, treatments, symptoms and methods of prevention (Strosnider, 2015). The organization will open centers in all states where individuals can go and learn about how to prevent themselves from acquiring diseases and how to take care of themselves when they are sick. The agency will partner with health schools in all states so that it may sensitize health students on the various diseases and the techniques of treatment and prevention.
The next main service that the organization will provide is that of providing space and equipment to students and practitioners who are interested in carrying out research. The agency will build laboratories with sophisticated equipment and these will be used by the staff of the organization and other practitioners in the health field who wish to rent the space to conduct their studies.
The organization chart describes the various departments in the agency in order from the highest to the lowest section. The chart helps in determining the various positions of workers in an organization. Based on the aims of the organization, it means there is need for education and research departments because they enable the agency in achieving its objectives. There is also need for departments that support the two major divisions and these include finance, planning and human resource divisions.
Figure 1 shows Organization chart of the agency
Goals of the Agency
The agency has two main goals that it aims to achieve at the end of year. The first goal is that of increasing the awareness of diseases to the community by at least 30% every year. Increasing awareness will enable members of the society to be able to identify illnesses at an early stage and then go to hospital to receive treatment. The next goal of the organization is to carry out research of new diseases including their causes, treatment and symptoms; with regard to this objective, the organization also aims at continuing to study existing diseases to find better treatment and control methods (Zaki et al., 2014).
The organization will adopt the mission statement of the Center for Disease Control of the United States. The mission of the CDC is to provide various stakeholders with information that may help in triggering actions that promote health in the society (Strosnider, 2015). Therefore, the mission of this agency will be to conduct research and produce information that will then be passed on to the community to improve health. The information will be passed at the centers where owned by the agency in all the states in the country and the firm will also use the media to make the information available to the people who cannot reach the agency’s centers.
According to the National Institute of Health, the society has numerous health needs that need to be addressed by health care agencies. The society is in need of identifying the groups of individuals who are vulnerable to various diseases; for example, there is need to identify the diseases that mostly affect adults and those that are common among children. There is also a need to identify various techniques that may be used to prevent individuals from suffering from different diseases (Murray, et al., 2015). This also includes the methods that may be used to identify and treat the diseases at an early stage before they become severe.
The scientific theory that was developed by Fredrick Taylor may enable the agency to achieve its mission and goals; the hypothesis will be used mainly because its arguments match with the organization plan of the agency. According to Taylor’s theory, managers are responsible for organizing, planning and assigning duties and responsibilities to workers (Sapru, 2013). The managers shown in the organization chart above will perform these functions within their departments. The scientific theory also argues for specialization, which means that all workers are assigned responsibilities that they can do best based on their qualifications. This hypothesis also argues that there is one best way of doing things and that the management and employees should seek to identify this method so that it may be used to achieve efficiency (Sapru, 2013). This is why the agency will conduct research continuously to determine the best techniques of preventing and treating the diseases that affect the society.
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