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Planning & Organizing in the Hospitality Industry - Chapter Summary
Planning and organizing are essential management components in the hospitality industry. Inside this chapter, you'll find short and informative lessons that examine the purposes, types and importance of business planning and organizing strategies. We've included self-assessment quizzes to help you check your understanding of the material as well as printable lesson transcripts for offline study. These lessons are available to access at any time, so you can study whenever you have free time. You may also review these lessons on any Internet-connected device for your convenience.
These lessons are designed to help you:
- Understand the benefits and barriers of planning as it relates to management
- Identify common types of planning and business strategies
- Determine how teams set goals and objectives
- Evaluate the purpose of business operational planning
- Describe the relationship between planning and organizing
- Outline different types of organizational structure and their elements
- Assess the importance of workplace teams
- Break down team development stages
- Explain a theory of organizational change as well as the planned change process
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.
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.
3. Different Types of Business Strategies
Businesses are in business to make money. In order to accomplish this objective, a business may employ different business strategies in order to win over customers and generate profit. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the common strategies.
4. Setting Team Goals & Objectives
The goal-setting process can be more effective when team members are involved and SMART goals are used. This lesson will explain these factors and offer some tips on how to successfully approach the goal-setting process.
5. What Are Operational Plans for a Business? - Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about the purposes and content of operational plans. We also will define their place within the overall management planning process.
6. Organizing as a Function of Management
Once a plan is in place, a manager must put it into action. This lesson explains the role of organizing as a function of management as well as its relationship with planning.
7. Organizational Structure & Ownership of a Business
There are four ways a business can be organized: sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability, and corporation. Each form of ownership takes on a different structure with regards to tax liabilities, income, and risks.
8. Organizational Structure: Definition and Influence on Organizational Behavior
In this lesson you will learn the definition of organizational structure and how the structure of an organization can influence the attitudes and behaviors of organizational members.
9. Launching a Successful Team in the Workplace
In this lesson, we'll learn about launching successful teams in the workplace. Teamwork is very important in the business world and can drive the success of a company.
10. The Stages of Team Development
You've noticed that many companies are moving toward working in teams. How do they do it? What does it entail? This lesson explains what to expect from team development and how to work through each stage.
11. What Is Organizational Change? - Theory & Example
Organizational change is an essential concept to understand in our complex world. In this lesson, you'll learn one of the theories of organizational change. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz following the lesson.
12. The Planned Change Process
Change is one of the most challenging events an organization will go through. This lesson describes the steps of the planned changed process, which include recognizing the need for change, developing change goals, appointing a change agent, assessing the current climate, developing and implementing a change plan and evaluating the plan's success.
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Other chapters within the Hospitality 101: Introduction to Hospitality course
- Hospitality Industry Overview
- Leadership & Management in the Hospitality Industry
- Key Management Functions in the Hospitality Industry
- Communication & Decision-Making in the Hospitality Industry
- Improving Service in the Hospitality Industry
- Control Systems & Issues in the Hospitality Industry
- Hotel Classifications & Operations
- Food, Beverage & Alcohol Operations
- Restaurant Organization & Operations Overview
- Tourism & Recreation
- Gaming Industry Overview
- Meetings, Conventions, Expositions & Special Events
- Studying for Hospitality 101