Coordination of goals

Coordination of goals - Middle-level managers' planning...

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Coordination of goals All the different levels of management should have plans that work together to accomplish the  organization's purpose. The plans of the top-, middle-, and first-level managers of an organization  should work together to achieve the main goal. All managers plan basically the same way, but the kinds of plans they develop and the amount of  time they spend on planning vary. Here are some examples: Top-level managers are concerned with longer time periods and with plans for larger  organizational units. Their planning includes developing the mission for the organizational  units, the organizational objective, and major policy areas. These goals are called  strategic  goals or objectives. 
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Unformatted text preview: Middle-level managers' planning responsibilities center on translating broad objectives of top-level management into more specific goals for work units. These goals are called tactical goals or objectives. First-level managers are involved in day-to-day plans, such as scheduling work hours, deciding what work will be done and by whom, and developing structures to reach these goals. These goals are called operational goals or objectives. If a first-level manager develops a set of plans that contradicts that of a middle-level manager, conflicts will result. Therefore, all managers must work together when planning their activities and the activities of others....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course MGMT 4375 taught by Professor Eixmann during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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