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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 TermPorter's Five Forces Model
Prof. Michael Porter identified five forces that impact the profitability of an industry and its overall competitive climate: 1) Threat of entry by potential competitors, 2) Bargaining power of suppliers, 3) Bargaining power of buyers, 4) Threat of substitute products, and 5) Rivalry among established firms.
Featured Planning TipKnow your team
People are the most important resource in any organization. Know staff capabilities and weaknesses and make careful, thoughtful staffing assignments.
"We must, therefore, be confident that the general measures we have adopted will produce the results we expect. Most important in this connection is the trust which we must have in our lieutenants. Consequently, it is important to choose men on whom we can rely and to put aside all other considerations. If we have made appropriate preparations, taking into account all possible misfortunes, so that we shall not be lost immediately if they occur, we must boldly advance into the shadows of uncertainty."
- Karl von Clausewitz
"The first method of estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at
the men he has around him."
- Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince