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Strategic Planning for the Lab

Join Lab Manager and our experts as we discuss the steps involved in strategic planning for success

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With all of the demands of the day-to-day operations of the lab, it is difficult to take the time to develop strategic goals. However, doing strategic planning is vital for the long-term health of the lab. Strategic planning provides the vision, purpose, and priorities for the organization. Developing this vision for the lab enables staff to understand the direction the lab will grow and helps to define the culture and behaviors required to get there. Doing effective strategic planning will help improve the performance of the lab, the morale and engagement of staff, and the success rate of investment from line management.

Learning objectives

  • Defining a vision for the lab and assessing the current state using SWOT analysis
  • Understand gaps and determine priorities 
  • Develop the message and define responsibilities
  • Define objectives and metrics
  • Cascade goals
  • Measure and evaluate results while learning to adjust 


Scott Hanton
Editorial Director
Lab Manager

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