You have been asked by your manager at work to train new leaders and managers about organizational planning and goal setting. For your initial post, create an outline of a training presentation including speaker notes that could be used to teach your colleagues about the levels of organizational planning.
In your training presentation outline,
Describe the three levels of organizational planning (strategic, tactical, and operational) and the kinds of goals that are usually associated with each type of planning, including notes you would use to present the information if you were teaching a group of leaders and managers.
Outline the roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers within the organization for each level of planning and associated goal setting, including notes you would use to present the information if you were teaching a group of leaders and managers.
Distinguish between the roles and responsibilities of top leaders in the organization, mid-level leaders and managers, and front-line supervisors.
Explain how each group of leaders and managers contributes to the overall direction and performance of the organization through planning and goal setting, providing examples from your own experience to help illustrate your points, including notes you would use to present the information if you were teaching a group of leaders and managers.
Post your training presentation outline and speaker notes as an attachment to your discussion, and include a brief commentary in the discussion textbox that would serve as an introduction of the training presentation to the new leaders and managers (e.g., what they would learn by participating in the training session).
Three levels of organizational planning
Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. This is certainly true in business. Managers find themselves planning for all sorts of things. So much so, that planning is one of the four major functions of management. In doing so, a manager can be certain that he/she is working toward some organization goal. There are three major types of planning, which include operational, tactical and strategic planning. To better understand the relationship between the different types of plans, let`s start at the top. Strategic plans are designed with the entire organization in mind and begin with an organization`s mission. Essentially, strategic plans look ahead to where the organization wants to be in three, five, even ten years. Tactical plans support strategic plans by translating them into specific plans relevant to a distinct area of the organization. Operational plans sit at the bottom of the totem pole; they are the plans that are made by frontline, or low-level, managers.