This paper argues that, while one needs to logically decide on an organization's strategy, it does not need to be a product of a lengthy strategic planning process.
The paper discusses and gives examples to illustrate why an institution does not need to go through an intricate strategic planning process.
A laborious process is not needed to plan a library's strategic direction.
A library can more efficiently use its money and time to satisfy its customers than by spending them on a drawn‐out strategic planning process.
Hopefully, this article will motivate librarians to find the proper balance between having no strategy and wasting too much time and money on creating a lengthy strategic plan.
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