Foundations of Planning

Foundations of Planning - Chapter 3 Foundations of Planning...

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Chapter 3 – Foundations of Planning Chapter Three: Foundations of Planning Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which of the following is not included in the definition of planning? a. Define the organization’s objectives or goals. b. Establish an overall strategy for achieving these objectives or goals. c. Allocate resources and develop a chain of communication. d. Develop a hierarchy of plans to integrate and coordinate activities. 2. Which of the following is an argument against formal planning? a. Planning focuses on the future. b. Planning may create rigidity. c. Planning replaces creativity. d. Planning ignores prior successes. 3. Which of following is not one of the reasons why managers should engage in planning as that was stated in the text? a. Planning reduces cost. b. Planning minimizes waste and redundancy. c. Planning provides direction. d. Planning facilitates control. 4. Plans that determine specific details about organizational objectives that are to be achieved are called a. strategic plans. b. tactical plans. c. long-term plans. d. detailed plans. 5. Successful plans may provide a. a false sense of security. b. only success. c. increased awareness of the environment. d. increased awareness of change. 6. Which of the following statements is MOST accurate? a. Many studies confirm the positive relationship between planning and performance. b. All organizations that plan extensively outperform those that plan less formally. c. All organizations that plan outperform those that do not. d. Many studies confirm that planning does not lead to greater performance because labor unions are weak. 7. _____ plans are differentiated by their breadth. a. Directional and specific b. Single use and standing c. Strategic and tactical d. Long-term and short-term 8. Which of the following is not a popular way to describe plans? a. breadth b. time frame c. specificity d. length 9. Tactical and strategic plans differ in all of the following ways except 1
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Part II - Planning a. time frame. b. scope. c. known set of organizational objectives. d.
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