Strategic planning can be viewed as betting on the future. Or put another way, what is likely to happen and will you be ready for opportunities and threats? I frame my views of the future annually from a variety of sources including white paper surveys, trend reports, emerging issue topics listed in professional development courses and sometimes just gut instincts.
The following are my top ten 2004 topics that Iâ€™m betting will affect my business and my profession. Compare and contrast them with your strategic plans. And let me know if you think my bets hold water or if Iâ€™ll be all wet in the months and years ahead.
Reproductive & developmental health
Infectious or communicable diseases
Strengthen the EHS profession