Ch 5: Planning in Organizations Overview

About This Chapter

This convenient online professional development resource offers short lessons about organizational planning. Inside, your employees will review engaging lesson and mini quizzes that can help them quickly review basic planning types, methods and applications.

Planning in Organizations Overview - Chapter Summary

Have your employees complete this chapter to learn or review the purpose, functions and importance of organizational planning. These simple and expertly-taught lessons outline the fundamentals of various planning concepts, including:

  • Strategic planning
  • Contingency planning
  • SWOT analysis
  • Tactical planning
  • Company mission statements
  • Long-term organizational planning

The chapter can be accessed at any time, and to help your employees remember the information, we've included short quizzes throughout the chapter. Our subject-matter experts are also available to answer any questions your employees may have.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: The chapter provides a high-level overview of planning types and functions.
  • Compares planning types: A lesson illustrates they main differences between several planning types that are used in organizations.
  • Establishes planning skills: Employees who complete the chapter will be able use the chapter's concepts to become skilled in organizational planning.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, your employees should be able to:

  • Assess the importance of planning as a management function
  • Differentiate between strategic, tactical, contingency and operational planning
  • Discuss the practical applications of long-term organizational planning
  • Explain the purpose of SWOT analysis
  • Evaluate examples of effective company mission statements

5 Lessons in Chapter 5: Planning in Organizations Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Planning as a Function of Management

1. Planning as a Function of Management

In this lesson, you will learn the role of planning as a function of management. Discover the advantages of and barriers to planning, and how it is used to achieve organizational goals.

Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning

2. Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning

This lesson will explain the four types of planning used by managers, including strategic, tactical, operational and contingency planning. Terms, such as single-use plans, continuing plans, policy, procedure and rule, will also be defined.

Practical Application: Long-Term Organizational Planning

3. Practical Application: Long-Term Organizational Planning

Long-term organizational planning occurs on many different levels within a business. Each level of an organization has a specific type of plan that supports the overall vision of the company. Gain experience writing different types of plans in this practical application.

What is a SWOT Analysis?

4. What is a SWOT Analysis?

In the business world, as in many other places, decisions aren't made lightly. Rather, management spends a long time considering the pros and cons of every choice. This lesson will teach you about one of the key ways they do that, the SWOT analysis.

Company Mission Statements: Definition & Examples

5. Company Mission Statements: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains the role of a mission statement in an organization. Learn the definition of a mission statement, how they are created and how they are used.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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