Successful Planning, Organizing and Control

Planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are the primary and essential functions that successful people need to do extremely well to achieve or exceed their desired goals and targets.

Programme Code
TR-1062
Duration
5 Days
Delivery
Classroom - Virtual
Programme Overview

Planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are the primary and essential functions that successful people need to do extremely well to achieve or exceed their desired goals and targets. In this course we will uncover the do’s and don’ts of each of those functions and will explore the tools and techniques that you can put into practice to help you stay ahead of the game and excel.

Programme Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the functions of planning, organizing, and controlling into their jobs and duties
  • Use environmental scanning, budgeting, and breakeven analysis as tools for planning and forecasting
  • Recognize the importance and properly apply feedforward, concurrent, and feedback controls to manage performance and keep track of progress
Target Audience

Anyone within the organization whether they are staff, department head, manager or supervisor who need to develop their ability to plan, organize, control, and achieve their goals and objectives on time and within the expected quality standards.

Target Competencies
  • Proactive planning and organizing
  • Leading
  • Controlling
  • Setting objectives
  • Critical thinking
  • Critical analysis
Programme Outline

Foundation of planning

  • The functions of management
  • Definition of planning
  • Elements of planning
  • Types of plans
  • Planning in the hierarchy of an organization
  • Efficiency versus effectiveness
  • Benefits of planning
  • Why many managers and supervisors fail to plan
  • Elements of good plans

Planning tools and techniques

  • Analysis of the environment
  • Forecasting techniques
  • Definition of benchmarking
  • The benchmarking process
  • Allocating resources and budgets
  • Breakeven analysis

Control and performance measurement

  • Definition of control
  • The planning and controlling link
  • Importance of control
  • The control process
  • Measuring: what and how
  • Sources of information for measuring performance
  • Managerial decisions in the control process
  • Organizational performance measures
  • Feed forward, concurrent and feedback controls