There are four major aspects here.
(i) Its contribution to purpose and objectives;
(ii) Its primacy among the manager’s tasks;
(iii) Its pervasiveness, and
(iv) The efficiency of resulting plans
four major aspects here.
Its contribution to purpose and objectives;
Its primacy among the manager’s tasks;
Its pervasiveness, and
The efficiency of resulting plans
Planning precedes all the other
managerial functions. It involves setting up objectives necessary for all group
efforts. Every executive should plan about recruitment, structure and controls.
Figure 17.1 show the kind of contribution planning makes.
Primacy Planning is the first function leading to other
functions in man-agement. Figure 17-2 shows the linkages. * Purposes or missions *
Objectives or goals * Strategies *
Policies * Procedures * Rules * Programmes * Budgets
Pervasiveness Planning is the function of all
managers; from the head of a gang to a factory crew. Managers at all levels and
in all functions have to engage themselves in planning. Without planning they
will be in dark not knowing where to go.
Efficiency of plans Planning and Controlling are the
Siamese twins of management. Plans are efficient if they achieve their purpose
at a reasonable cost where cost is measured not only with cost or production
but also in the level of individual and group satisfaction. There are occasions
where programmes are good but failed due to poor morals.
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