Planning is preparing a sequence of action
steps to achieve some specific goal
If you do it effectively, you can reduce much
the necessary time and effort of achieving the
A plan is like a map.
When following a plan, you can always see
how much you have progressed towards your
project goal and how far you are from your
Knowing where you are is essential for
making good decisions on where to go or
what to do next.
Planning is also crucial for meeting your needs
during each action step with your time, money, or
With careful planning you often can see if at some
point you are likely to face a problem.
It is much easier to adjust your plan to avoid or
smoothen a coming crisis, rather than to deal with
the crisis when it comes unexpected.
Under the process of planning the objectives of
the organization are defined in simple and clear
The obvious outcome of this is that all the
employees get a direction and all their efforts are
focused towards a particular end.
In this way, planning has an important role in the
attainment of the objectives of the organization.
Planning Reduces Risks of
Planning is always done for future and future
With the help of planning possible changes in
future are anticipated and various activities
are planned in the best possible way.
In this way, the risk of future uncertainties can
Overlapping and Wasteful
Under planning, future activities are planned
in order to achieve objectives.
Consequently, the problems of when, where,
what and why are almost decided.
This puts an end to disorder and suspicion.
In such a situation coordination is established
among different activities and departments.
Planning Promotes Innovative
It is clear that planning selects the best
alternative out of the many available
All these alternatives do not come to the
manager on their own, but they have to be
While making such an effort of discovery,
many new ideas emerge and they are studied
intensively in order to determine the best out
Planning Facilitates Decision
Under it, a variety of alternatives are
discovered and the best alternative is chosen.
The planning sets the target for decision
making. It also lays down the criteria for
evaluating courses of action. In this way,
planning facilitates decision making.
Standards for Controlling:
By determining the objectives of the
organization through planning all the people
working in the organization and all the
departments are informed about ‘when’, ‘what’
and ‘how’ to do things.