Strategic control systems are systems that help in monitoring the activities undertaken in a certain institution, with the aim of enhancing effective implementation of the set procedures and ideologies (Dess 2010). These systems enable the top level management to examine the effectiveness of the programs instilled in an organization. Strategic control systems are important in an economy of a country. They enable the economic and development planners to evaluate the effectiveness of their plans. In addition, these systems ensure that the implementation process is not affected by human factors within the economy.
The current world is faced by a high level of dynamism. These systems ensure that change is incorporated in the existing implementation schemes. Some of the changes may be inevitable due to the desire to create user friendly applications. There are times when actions deviate from the actual plan. Strategic control systems enable the relevant economic leaders to devise effective corrective measures (Dess 2010). This enables them to enhance consistency in strategic planning. In the process of correcting deviations, these systems enable economists to identify problems that affect the formulation of strategies. This helps them to formulate strategies that prevent similar problems in the future.
In conclusion, strategic control systems are important in project formulation. Public projects need to be monitored in order to enhance sustained economic development. In most countries, public funds meant for public projects are mismanaged by top leaders. The control systems prevent this behavior by ensuring that the funds are utilized optimally and in the most efficient way. Through these systems, the movement of funds is controlled since there is some form of transparency. In addition, the systems enhance feedback from the public regarding performance of managers. This creates pressure for the top management to provide quality performance in the execution of public projects.
Dess, G (2010). Strategic management creating competitive advantages, (5th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.