ERIC Number: ED121146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-10
A Framework for Planning. Office for Student Affairs Research Bulletin. Volume 16. Number 2.
Strong, Stanley R.
Planning, a key management responsibility, is the process of determining the thrust of an organization's activities. The basic concepts of planning are objectives and policies. Objectives are the ends by organizational effort. Policies limit the means by which ends are sought. Strategic planning concentrates on determining the ends to be sought, while operations planning concentrates in determining the means of obtaining objectives. Problem solving is the basic process used in planning. Who participates in planning is critical, as those who participate will support the plan while those who do not participate will likely fear and resent it. Planning is a line management responsibility. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Office for Student Affairs.