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Griswold_Matthew_CC5 1. What are the benefits and costs of planning? The benefits of planning include: intensified effort, increased persistence, an increased sense of direction, development of task strategies, and then fact that planning is proven to work for companies and individuals. The costs include: possible blockage of needed adaptations, a false sense of provided certainty, and planners may become detached from the reality of a situation and plan without regard for those their plan might affect. 2. Describe the steps involved in making a plan that works. 1. Setting goals: goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. 2. Developing a commitment to goals: management should increase goal commitment by setting goals in a participative manner, making the goal public, and by gaining top management’s support. 3. Developing effective action plans: specific steps, people and resources required to accomplish the goal. 4. Tracking progress: progress should be tracked via proximal and distal goals. Proximal goals involve short term goals or sub goals, while distal goals are long term or primary goals that will be achieved at the end of a given goal. 5. Maintaining flexibility: organizations must maintain flexibility in order to allow for
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