Discuss the role of human resources in the strategic planning process, and how human resources can expand their influence throughout the strategic process.

The strategic planning process begins with an environmental-scanning process to gather information from internal and external sources. Based on the scanning results, long-range, midrange, and short-range forecasts can be created to provide the information necessary for developing the vision, mission, and goals for the organization. Discuss the role of human resources in the strategic planning process, and how human resources can expand their influence throughout the strategic process.

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