This, in fact and not incidentally, is the old "machine" assumption, the one that underlies the design of the manufacturing assembly line -- itself a kind of machine of human steps.
Strategy-making, as presented by Mintzberg is: Others tried to nuance this definition: However, it is still not clear enough.
Fayol even claimed that "The Plan Planning is also meant to control the future of the organization and, therefore, the environment outside the organization. Second, that planners are detached from the reality of the organization.
Alternatives which do not fit into the pre-determined structure are ignored. The squirrel gathering nuts for the winter certainly takes the future into account. But unless anyone can think of a decision process that is not future-directed, these nuances are of little help.
This may seem curious, given that the intention of planning is to integrate decisions. Still, we need a definition of planning that tells us not that we have to think about the future, not even that we should try to control it, but how these things are done.
As noted earlier, we take the noun planning to mean formalized procedure to produce articulated result, in the form of an integrated system of decisions.
After reviewing its various steps, including one missing detail the source of strategies themselveswe shall consider this model and its variants in terms of a frame-work of four hierarchies -- objectives, budgets, strategies, and programs. What planning does specifically in this regard is to introduce "a discipline for long-term thinking in the firm" Hax and Majluf, Soft data — networks of contacts, talking with customers, suppliers and employees, using intuition and using the grapevine — have all but been ignored.
The future can be taken into account in three basic ways paraphrasing Starr, Consider the words of Ackoff: Yet to encompass their behavior under the planning label would again seem to broaden it beyond reasonable and current usage. What to us captures the notion of planning above all -- most clearly distinguishes its literature and differentiates its practice from other processes -- is its emphasis on formalization, the systemization of the phenomenon to which planning is meant to apply.
Hence planning writers have tended to confuse decision making with strategy making by assuming that the latter necessarily involves the selection of a single course of action -- the choice of an integrated strategy at one point in time.
In October the CEO "reviews" the forecast following which, the corporate plans are prepared by others ; in February the CEO "participates" in a planning conference that examines gaps between performance and objectives; in June the CEO "reviews" the updated five-year plan and "gives it his blessing"; and in September the CEO "reviews and approves -- sometimes after modification -- the annual plans" 5.
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“According to Mintzberg, for all intents and purposes, all of the prescriptive schools for strategy formulation should be committed to the garbage heap of history, leaving the field to the 'emerging strategy' school which he represents,” (Ansoff,p). ABSTRACT STRATEGIC CONTINGENCY PLANNING By Karen Scott-Martinet Fall The objective of this study was to develop a strategic contingency planning model to be used to fully incorporate emergency management and business continuity into organization structures.Download