Starting the planning process – where do you want to be?
Most managers will not be writing the organization’s or department’s first plan. You will have the organization’s current or previous year’s plan containing what each department is expected to contribute to the organization as a whole. In your departmental plans you will have more detailed and specific information focusing on what you and your staff need to do. These plans do not appear from nowhere. They are the results of a
process where managers and staff develop the plans and discuss and negotiate with others to produce an agreed formula for the way forward. So, they are developed, agreed, accepted and acted on. The structure of plans varies according to the organization, its situation, of themselves.