When conducting business, organization, planning, and controlling progress are essential. Organizations implement plans to ensure that each department and the organization as a whole run efficiently. Three major types of plans which can help managers achieve their organization's goals are: strategic, tactical, and operational. These methods and processes will allow you to set and achieve goals and give your business every opportunity to succeed. When you have an effective method of setting and achieving goals, this will not only help your business to succeed, it will also help to keep you more organized. Businesses that are more organized and following their goals can generally see trends better and adjust what needs to be done in order to accommodate any changes that may come. If you have a failsafe, alternate, or backup plan, you have avenues in which to avoid roadblocks and continue to move forward.
I work for Genuine Parts Company and this is our mission statement.
The "Napastore.net" (2014) website
"We enable success by developing systems, tools and training for NAPA Auto Parts Stores and their customers. We deliver these products through teamwork, project management and communication, on time and within budget... always exceeding expectations."
While this may not fully answer the type of plan my company uses, I do believe that we as a company use all three major types to remain successful as an organization. Our systems enable NAPA Auto Parts stores and auto repair shops to compete in today's rapidly changing economy and we are very cutting edge in our market.
Bateman, T. S., & Snell, S. A. (2011). Management: Leading & collaborating in a competitive world (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
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