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corporate planning as a process consisting of the following
strategic objectives that define the desirable corporate
aims to be achieved.
the optimal tactical mechanisms through which the strategic
objectives are to be met.
operational plans that ensure the best use of the organizational
resources within the desired time frame.
the management process that provides for the most effective
decision making and execution.
the communications systems, including the formalized management
information that provide necessary support to the management
the operational tasks and associated staffing requirements.
of the corporate planning process is dynamic, governed by
continuing changes in the environment within which the corporate
entity operates. An important support to corporate planning
therefore is monitoring the corporate environment. Such monitoring
facilitates the continuous updating of corporate plans in
response to changes in the environment.
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character of a corporate entity affects its capability to
implement corporate plans. This capability is governed by
three broad factors: the manner in which organizational functions
are structured, the motivational climate within the organization
and the quality of the organization's leadership.
views organization development as a process involving the
following series of generalized activities:
the corporate style that best reflects the value systems
of the social environment within which an organization operates.
the organizational tasks in terms of corporate functions
in tune with the corporate style.
the managerial process that best suits the corporate style
human resources, both managerial and non-managerial, through
education and on-the-job training.
the relationship between organizational value systems and
the social environment.
the organization development process to adapt to changing
value systems and corporate objectives.
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planning and organization development, members of our firm
have worked both nationally and internationally for the private
and public sectors on the following assignments.
multi-year health care planning and management consulting
project in the Bahamas, including the institutional
strengthening of the Ministry of Health and the planning,
design, construction supervision and commissioning of a
550-bed hospital in Nassau and a 100-bed hospital in Freeport.
The institutional strengthening assignment included formulating,
planning and programming; defining the role of the public
and private sectors in health care cost recovery; determining
health legislation; suggesting organization and management
reforms; developing and implementing cost accounting and
management information systems for the Ministry and the
hospitals; and designing and implementing materials management
and preventive maintenance programs.
of a strategic planning function; assessment of organization
structure, staffing, areas of responsibility and authority,
and systems and procedures; and design of a cost-effective
organization for two government departments in the Northwest
of a modified organizational structure for Hillebrand
Estates Winery Limited to support effectively the marketing
strengths and growth opportunities.
of a framework for organizing environmental health programming
in Alberta, Canada, among government departments
and 27 local health units. In addition to extensive interviews
in Alberta with provincial departments/agencies, consultations
extended across Canada involving federal and provincial
departments. The study developed policy direction, coordinating
methods and structures for intra- and inter-sectoral cooperation
and coordination, and established a basis for bringing a
human health perspective to government issues/discussions
involving the environment.
and corporate strategy assignment to explore potential to
augment comprehensive role for Canada in providing
overseas assistance in the health and related social services
sectors within context of the mandates of Canadian International
Development Agency and Health and Welfare Canada. Study
involved analysis of organization structure and staff capabilities,
type and extent of involvement in health, and the working
relationship between the two organizations. Also reviewed
role played in health and population by multilateral, non-governmental
organizations, and, specifically, the Pan American Health
Organization, the World Bank and the International Development
Research Centre. The study proposed an effective delivery
mechanism and an implementation strategy.
analysis of the mission and corporate objectives, modus
operandi, investment portfolio, financial viability and
relationship with other regional and national entities of
the Caribbean Food Corporation; developed a corporate
strategy and 5-year financial plan to support the corporation's
mandate for implementing the regional food strategy in the
CARICOM Region; and designed a 3-year implementation
behalf of Agriculture Canada, performed organization
study and proposed a plan of action for a greenhouse energy
research and development centre for Ontario.
and implementation of corporate strategies and organizational
structure in the marketing, operational and financial functions
of a major firm in the food industry.
study of the Banana Industry in Dominica, West
Indies, including: assessment of the industry and the
Association's operations from the standpoint of agronomy,
disease control, quality control, transport, storage, field
buying, boxing plant operations, purchasing, scheduling
and control; identifica-tion of opportunities to improve
the operational, financial and administrative effectiveness
of the Association; development of a comprehensive two-year
implementation program, obtaining CIDA and government of
Dominica approval; implementation of the program, including
provision of shadow management to the Association. The industry
was rescued from insolvency and returned to a viable state
of operations and financial strength. A similar project
was done in St. Lucia, West Indies.
of a strategic plan for the devolution of all renewable
resource management programs from the federal mandate to
the government of the Northwest Territories. The
plan identified existing programs and resources, transfer
issues and priorities, and recommended detailed strategies
in terms of approach, timing and key arguments. RMC also
assisted with the implementation of the plan.
- A major
role review of cancer services in Ontario, conducted
jointly with Coopers & Lybrand. The study examined the
respective mandates of the two clients, the Ontario Cancer
Treatment & Research Foundation and the Ontario Cancer
Institute; examined and evaluated alternative options
for their organizations; recommended changes, including
programs, staffing, equipment and space; addressed cost
implications; and proposed merging the two organizations
into a single provincial agency. The study was accepted
by the clients and gave rise to a $200 million funding program
by the Ontario government.
planning, organization development and regional health care
delivery system studies for governments agencies and
health care institutions.
process development and design of a detailed procedures
manual to handle all capital development projects in Alberta
for the Department of Recreation and Parks.
of long-term development strategies for several community
colleges, including organization, facilities, financial
planning and human resources.
of a corporate strategy to enable the Déné
Nation to offer effective economic development services
to its people. Provided advisory services to the Task
Force on Déné Economic Development.
and systems study (as part of a comprehensive operational
review) of a government agency in the Northwest Territories.
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of a development strategy and organizational framework to
foster growth of the fruit and vegetable industry in Botswana.
A similar project was done in New Brunswick, Canada.
and assessment of the Management By Results
program of the Ontario government on behalf of the
Management Board Secretariat.
planning and organization development programs for a number
of firms in several industries in connection with RMC's
work in productivity improvement.
of strategic plan and an administrative structure for the
proposed multilingual centres in Calgary and Edmonton.
industry assessment in Dominica, leading the Dominica
Agricultural Marketing Board to reorganization. Study
included detailed review of field operations and support
facilities; assessment of production levels; definition
of market opportunities; review of corporation's organization
structure, its modus operandi, systems and procedures; development
of a corporate strategy and multi-year financial plan; and
design of the implementation program.
of a corporate strategy, an organization structure and an
implementation program for a contracting firm. Also
participated in the implementation program.
of advisory services to Priorities North,
dealing with organizational matters and the implementation
of an economic development function and an office to foster
and promote economic growth in Yellowknife, Northwest
of organization structure and operating programs for the
National Indian Brotherhood Union of New Brunswick Indians,
Grand Council Treaty #9, Northwest Territories Native Women's
Association and other native organizations. Provided
advice and counsel to all of the above.
assessment of the corporate structure and decision-making
processes for a major firm in the transportation industry.
of management development needs and design of management
development program, managerial planning and assessment
system for a provincial government agency.
a large company in the beverage industry, conducted
a restructuring study of senior management positions in
response to anticipated acquisitions.
of a not-for-profit socio-economic development foundation/corporation
for three native organizations, in tune with and
supportive of Indian self-government.
review and operations improvement study for a native
operated development corporation.
of the corporate structure and product lines, design of
a strategy and plan of operations, market study and development
of marketing strategy for an arts and crafts organization
in the Northwest Territories.
development and corporate planning for a financial institution
in Western Canada.
of regional land use planning objectives, policies, organizational
framework, operational strategies and development of a water
resources management policy for the Department of Renewable
Resources, government of the Northwest Territories.
review and strategic management plan for the Alberta
Workers' Compensation Board Rehabilitation Centre. Development
of a mandate and objectives in the area of rehabilitation,
including a service delivery model and an implementation
study of the Saskatchewan Workers' Health, Safety and
Compensation in rehabilitation and determined need for
a new Workers' Compensation Board Rehabilitation Centre.
behalf of the Northwest Territories Registered Nurses
Association, assessment study of the future role of
nursing apropos to changes in the Canadian health care system
and emerging issues in health care services for women in
the Northwest Territories.