Ch7 - Chapter 7 Informal planning: nothing is written down...

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Chapter 7 Informal planning: nothing is written down and there is little or no sharing of goals with others in the organizations; lacks continuity Formal planning: specific goals covering a period of years are defined; goals are written and shared with organizational members to reduce ambiguity and create a common understanding about what needs to be done Four reasons why managers need to plan: o Provides direction: Planning lets employees know what their organization or work unit is trying to accomplish and what they must contribute to reach goals, allowing them to coordinate their activities, cooperate with each other, and do what it takes to accomplish those goals o Reduces uncertainty: Planning forces managers to look ahead, anticipate change, consider the impact of change, and develop appropriate responses o Minimizes waste and redundancy: when work activities are coordinated around established plans, inefficiencies become obvious and can be corrected or eliminated o Establishes goals used in controlling Planning: the primary management function because it establishes the basis
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course MAN 3025 taught by Professor Clevenger during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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Ch7 - Chapter 7 Informal planning: nothing is written down...

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