June 22nd, 2014
Written Assignment #2
"List and discuss the steps in the planning process. Select the one step that you believe is the most important. From your own experience or observation, describe the circumstances where attention to or inattention to this step resulted in success or failure--choose either but not both." (Figure 6.7 - Pg 165)
The steps to the planning process are as follows in the exact order as described originally. The first step is "Setting Objectives" and this step allows management to set goals for the work environment and the employees regardless of the goal being short term or long term. Setting objectives purely ...view middle of the document...
Identifying the Alternatives allows one to create a "next possible solution" in the event that Plan A or the initial plan is a failure or something occurs to make Plan A no longer workable. The fourth step is "Evaluating the Alternatives" and with this step it allows management to pursue and begin to bring to life the effective possible alternatives by mapping out the actual alternative plans and weighing in the positives and negatives of each alternative compared to the original plan and or other alternative which will allow for possible best results in choosing a new route if all fails. The fifth step is "Selecting the Best Solution" like stated before in previous steps that reviewing all elements and current possible paths in order to make the best arrangements in a specific way to meet the goals of a company set by management this step will bring together a collective thought process by a synchronized management and leadership team in order to weigh in thoughts and views on what type of collaboration would be best in order for the entire whole as a unit to reach their goals and finally set it in motion. The sixth step is "Implementing the Plan" which of course is initiating the final route that was chosen to be the best and initial route in achieving the long or short term goal that was decided by management, even if the implementation is not that successful there is still the option to switch routes to a different alternative early on to avoid a lot of possible damage, but as long as it is finally initiated a dynamic setup may be put in place to setup data collection, reporting and recalibration so that efficiency and progression is maximized. The final step which is the seventh step is "Controlling and Evaluating the Results" which is finding out what the outcomes are currently in a longer run of the plan in order to proceed in understanding and taking full control in distributing responsibilities among the management and employees under management so that a smoother transition needed is in place as well. With this...