Planning is that function of management in which aconscious choice of patterns of influence is determinedfor decision-makers so that the many decisions will becoordinated for some period of time & will be directedtowards the chosen broad goals.by Joseph.L.Massie.
Is a pre-determined course of action.
It brings orderliness.
Gives better use of resources.
Cuts waste.Plans are changed or modified but notabandoned.