What Things Need to Be Taken Into Consideration When Allocating Work and Drawing Up Work Plans?

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The ultimate aim for a business or organisation is to succeed whether it be success in producing physical goods or success through the provision of services. For any business to succeed it is important for plans to be developed. Various plans are developed by various parts of the organisation and at different times, these plans could include resource plans, work plans and operational plans. All of these plans intertwine with each other and all relate explicitly to the organisation’s strategic plan. The strategic plan of an organisation is the overall direction, the intentions or the aspirations of the business. Most organisations have a strategic plan in place that lasts for a couple of years, it is not reviewed yearly like the operational plan of the organisation. The plan document contains broadly defined goals and objectives of the organisation, the steps needed to achieve these goals and objectives as well as any other crucial elements involved in achieving these goals and objectives. The day to day operation of the organisation is guided by the operational plan. This plan supports the organisations strategic plan by providing a clearer, broken down picture of how the strategic plan goals and objectives will be met. Operational plans are usually review more frequently than strategic plans. The next plan to be constructed is the work plan. This is the most in depth document. A work plan is developed to detail the scope, direction and purpose of what each team/department needs to accomplish in order to fulfil their responsibilities under the operational plan. The work plan involves identifying work goals or targets and then determining what will be done, when and how it will be done and by whom. The need to develop realistic milestones and a realistic schedule for completion is high, considerations such as workforce capabilities, resource
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