Unstructured or Informal plans:
Informal or ad-hocplans are created by individuals in all of their pursuits.
Purpose of Plan:
As no organizations is alike, so also their plans. It is therefore important to prepare a plankeeping in view the necessities of the enterprise. A plan is an important aspect of business. It serves the following three critical functions:
Helps management to clarify, focus, and research their business's or project'sdevelopment and prospects.
Provides a considered and logical framework within which a business can developand pursue business strategies over the next three to five years.
Offers a benchmark against which actual performance can be measured andreviewed.
Planning inorganizationsandpublic policyis both the organizational process of creating
and maintaining a plan; and the psychological process of thinkingabout the activities
required to create a desired goal on some scale. As such, it is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior.This thought process is essential to the creation and refinement of a plan, or integration of it with other plans, that is, it combinesforecastingof developments
with the preparation of scenarios of how to react to them.The term is also used to describe the formal procedures used in such an endeavor, such asthe creation of documents diagrams, or meetings to discuss the important issues to beaddressed, the objectives to be met, and the strategy to be followed. Beyond this,3