OAPlans - 1 The Planning Function • Plans and •...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 The Planning Function • Plans and • Planning Plans . . . “ . . . concretized dreams; architectures for the future; behavioral targets; decisions we make today about the shape of tomorrow.” The Primacy of Planning Principle “Planning precedes all other management functions” The Planning Function Pre-planning • Intelligence sources • Related to the 3-D Model • Related to the Context Model • Intelligence acquisition costs & benefits • Data reliability • Identifying controllable and uncontrollable forces • Scanning & Premising for Reality • Auditing for Feasibility • Polling for desirability • The impact of competitors & regulators • The “trickle down” effect and Forecasting Finding the realm of practical choice • Organization design components and “strategic fit” 2 The Planning Function Types of Plans • The Plan Hierarchy • Related to the Management Hierarchy • Classes & Uses of Plans • Plans as Systems Plans as Systems Social System Goal Social System Hierarchy Of Organization Goal Hierarchy Of Organization Hierarchy Of Plans Hierarchy of Plans Purpose Mission Objective Strategy Procedure Method Rule Budget Policy Definitional Objective- Answers “why?” Institutional Objective- Answers “what?” General guidelines for decision & action: define realm of acceptable behavior (discretionary) Defines realistic, feasible, desirable outcomes Defines means for growth & competition: sub-elements are tactics Quantified plans (quotas, schedules) Defines flow of actions - Answers”in what order?” Defines execution of actions - Answers “how?” Sub-element of procedures Specific directive (rigid) - S.O.P. 3 Standing Plans Goals - Ends Plans (purpose,mission, objective, budget) Contingency Plans- Ends & Means plans developed by functional groups (HR, R&D, Production, Marketing, Finance, etc.) - Plans that become obsolete after a period of time or the accomplishment of the objective (e.g. Budgets, Projects, schedules) - Temporal plans constructed around anticipated...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MGMT 8830 taught by Professor Robertdesman during the Fall '11 term at Kennesaw.

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