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This website focuses on a wide variety of topics related to organization and individual planning situations. The primary focus is business planning.

Planning is an anticipatory decision making process that involves situation analysis, forecasting outcomes and events, evaluating alternative courses of action, anticipating consequences and considering implementation issues and contingencies. Planning often begins with asking one or more questions, for example: What if ...? Could we ...? Do we ...? Is it possible...? How should we respond ...? How can we ...? Is it feasible to ...?

In general, planning is a proactive process that is intended to help individuals, groups and organizations achieve performance objectives.

Featured Glossary Term

Multinational Expansion Thrust

A multinational expansion thrust may involve joint ventures with partners in other countries, wholly-owned subsidiaries, or expanded distribution channels.

Featured Planning Tip

Plan with integrity

Integrity refers to steadfast adherence to a code of moral or ethical values. Planning with integrity engenders trustworthiness of the planner.

One who displays integrity in planning is sincere, honest, and uses candor with friends and allies.

"One of the important elements of integrity is consistency - if we are unpredictable, if our decisions are dependent upon the day of the week, and the way we are feeling, others are unlikely to see us as maintaining integrity."

Adhering to one\'s values during a planning process should be easy and an accepted principle. The problem is that many of us don\'t have a clear understanding of our own values and moral principals. We don\'t examine what we believe and we make rapid choices in situations that call for complex value judgments. It is no wonder that some people appear vacillating and inconsistent. Plan with integrity means one needs to periodically assess what is right and wrong and continually ask "Am I doing what is right?" or "Am I doing what is expedient?" or "Am I doing what is convenient?" or even "Am I doing what is only in my self interest?"

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