The example above gives the participants a clear and simple timetable so as not to alarm them in the work that needs to be achieved. I find the Gantt chart easy to use and think it is very useful when needing to manage my time effectively due to multiple tasks needing to be completed. If I didn’t use the chart I may forget an important element of the programme and therefore doing the participants a disservice. I can also use the Gantt chart not just to show as a timetable but as a review table of work that has been completed.
One identified problem with planning is when securing short term funding restricts you. Planning can be, when done properly, a time consuming process. If a unit relies on external funding, such as voluntary organisations or specialist projects, a requirement of the funders could be that you will need to submit an action plan to show your accountability. If your application is unsuccessful it could be seen that the planning was a waste of time, money and resources.In my opinion I feel that the process of planning is an important one.
Whether successful or not lessons can be learned so as to strengthen any further processes that may be needed. In conclusion the planning process, in my opinion, is probably the most important process within the organisation. It is essential that the way in which plans are created accord as fully as possible with the philosophies and cultures of the organisation.The necessity to plan involves the necessity to consider financial aspects and consequences. The primary requirements of a plan are that they should be accurate, realistic and compatible with organisational objectives.
In most situations the more involved all employees feel in the processes the more successful these processes will be. A plan that is not accepted by its workers who have to deliver it does not have the potential to succeed.BibliographyCARNALL, C. (1999) 3rd Edition Managing Change in Organisations. Hertfordshire: Prentice Hall EuropeDAWSON, T.
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