A journey takes planning. Consider how you plan a trip using a global positioning system (GPS) device. Typically, there is more than one way to reach the same destination. If you are a strong highway driver, you might select the route with highways because the GPS determines that this is the quickest route. If you are anxious on highways, you might compensate for this weakness by choosing to take the back roads.
If you are in a hurry, however, you might have to weigh the opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery with the risk of missing an appointment or event. In other words, you might weigh your strengths and weaknesses as a driver with opportunities and threats related to the trip in order to develop the best traveling strategy.
As a public health administrator, you also need skills in developing strategic plans for public health organizations. This week, you use an analysis tool to evaluate strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in a public health leadership issue. You examine strategies to minimize weaknesses and capitalize on strengths, and you explore the relationship between resource allocation and strategic planning.