Discuss why planning is important to managers within an organization.

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Managers are very dependent upon planning in order to get the most out of their business unit. They use planning in human resources in order to ensure enough employees are there to run the business. Many of these employees are also cross-trained in other departments in order to ensure coverage. Managers must work efficiently according to plans in order to not to employ too many people.

Managers also make sure they have enough inventory on hand to keep up sales. This means using computer-driven sales data and their own industry experience. They study long-term trends in order to ensure enough product to sale but yet not enough product to become a burden later. This is especially...

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 Because by planning provide direction to both manager and staff, reduce uncertainty by forcing managers to look ahead and anticipate change, reduce overlapping and wastefull activities, reduce CRISIS management and by planning they can define their GOALs and establish them .

 

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