OER for a Post Graduate Programme in HRM

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Module 1 :
Principles of Management

Module Content Map

Topic 3 : Planning

Purpose of Planning | Steps of Planning | Key Points and Activity

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Please see the learning objectives of the topic Planning below:

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To acquire basic understanding on the following:
  • Waht is planning?
  • Purpose of Plan
  • Steps of planning

Topic Overview

Planning is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior and is as old as mankind. Planning in organizations and public policy is both the organizational process of creating and maintaining a plan; and the psychological process of thinking about the activities required to create a desired goal on some scale.

Planning is a forward looking process and hence it looks into the future. Planning is the basic process aided by it we select our goals and determine the ways to realize them. A lot of information is gathered and processed during plan formulation. In planning we have to put the gathered information together properly.

In planning, we understand the past, envision the future and manage the present.

This topic has three sections. They are:

  1. Purpose of Planning
  2. Steps of Planning
  3. Key Points and Activity

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