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Definition of Planning :Planning is providing the necessary details of things to achieve goals and accomplished the

overall mission (Lewis, Goodman, and Fandt, 1995 pg. 103 cited in O Neill J.W, 2002). When
planning, managers can know the resoluteness of organizational can be allocated and the overall
activities of an organization being assigned to groups or individually. A plan is a blueprint of the
steps that shows the activities that needed for an organization to achieve the goals (Lewis, Goodman
and Fandt, 1995 pg. 103 cited in O Neill J.W, 2002).
In another word, planning is a process of outlining the detailed plan that are important to
accomplish the target of the organization. In planning there are plan which is a blueprint for the
action that describe the activities that necessary for an organization to achieve their target or goal.
While the main purpose of this planning is to ensure that the organization is both impressive and
cost-efficient in their activities.

Definition of Short-Term Planning:The process by which the top level manager of an company to think and provide to its on
company to make sure at the end of this process the company has what it want to look or what it
want to achieved. This short-term planning or we also call it long range planning is a process that
take ea very long process to finally achieving it. Basically it take three or more than five year to
make the plan finally accomplish successfully

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Planning is very important in an organization to overcome any future consequences that can
lead to poor performance of the organization. Most organization understand the need for a planning
to make sure their organization move forward to become more successful organization. Basically,
there are four general perspective goodness of planning :

Provide a road correspondence


For better coordination purposes.
Concentration on progressive thinking.
More impressive control method.
This four step will providing an organization a better planning by force the managers to

think widely and broadly and considering the future resource need and some potential opportunities
even any threats.
Back to the question, if an organization is an environmental that experiences constant
change, what is the point of trying to develop short-term plans? If an organization faced constant
change, it is very difficult to plan in a crisis, and unrealistic condition because long-range planning
usually took long time basically three to five year to achieve it. Therefor an organization must have
some confidence that it will exist next year, and that most of its key staff and its Board leadership
will continue to be connected with the organization.
Therefor long-range planning usually less important than short-range planning especially to
new organization because long-range need some level of organizational stability. Basically for a
new organization their tend to use short-range planning ,usually to gain experience and stability in
their organization before their change to long-range plans.

Syafiq Mohammad

AS2023A1

2014

Individual Assignment:
IF AN ORGANIZATION IS IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT
EXPERIENCES CONSTANT CHANGE, WHAT IS THE POINT OF
TRYING TO DEVELOP LONG-RANGE PLANS?

Prepared By:
MUHAMMAD SYAFIQ BIN MOHAMMAD
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AS2023A1

Date Submitted:
12/12/2014

Lecturer's Name:
Prof. Dr. Norlida Mohd Noor

Syafiq Mohammad

AS2023A1

2014