Strategic and Operational Planning
Strategic and Operational Planning Strategic and operational planning is largely confined to defining the objectives of
the organisation, preparing policy guidelines, evolving pragmatic plans and strategies for executive actions, and establishing appropriate procedures, rules and regulations for implementation at all levels. This would ensure:
• personal involvement in work in achieving set targets;
• formalisation; • enhancement of work skills
• increasing application of information technologies;
• evolution of a corporate culture; and
• continued progress and development.
This approach would encourage organisations to plan their future staffing structures and to take into account changes in services and technology. Exercised properly, and on a continuing basis, it should eleminate problems of oversupply or undersupply of particular skills within an organisation. It also aids the determination of training needs in relation to new skills required. Operational planning would take care to implement and execute the activities and programme to achieve the targets set by the objectives and goals of an organisation. Further it handles personnel recruitment, selection, placement and deployment, and personnel skill development through training and hands-on experience. The distribution of personnel to the various units, divisions and departments i& done through task analysis, job analysis, job description, job specification, competencies etc. The implication of this exercise is that the right person should fit into the right job that would not only ensure work efficiency and quality but also give the concerned person job satisfaction.