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Attitude of strategic managers toward formalized corporate planning

Paavo Harju

Attitude of strategic managers toward formalized corporate planning

a study of its variance explained by organizational variables and of its effects on the profitability of the firm

by Paavo Harju

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Published by Turku School of Economics in Turku .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Business planning.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaavo Harju.
    SeriesPublications of the Turku School of Economics. Series A ;, 1:1981, Turun kauppakorkeakoulun julkaisuja., 1981:1.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD30.28 .H37
    The Physical Object
    Pagination151 p. ;
    Number of Pages151
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3855015M
    ISBN 109517381247
    LC Control Number81174151

    But far less help is available when the question is setting a corporate objective, or devel oping an overall business strategy. In other words, formalized planning systems have contributed much more to operational planning than to strategic planning. This should not be particularly surprising.   A positive workplace culture improves teamwork, raises the morale, increases productivity and efficiency, and enhances retention of the workforce. Here are .

    A manager’s primary challenge is to solve problems creatively. While drawing from a variety of academic disciplines, and to help managers respond to the challenge of creative problem solving, principles of management have long been categorized into the four major functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling (the P-O-L-C framework).   The most important tool the manager has in setting and achieving forward-looking goals is people, and to achieve results with this tool the manager must: first, be able to instill in the workers a sense of vital commitment and desire to contribute to organizational goals; second, control and coordinate the efforts of the workers toward.

    Strategic management and strategic planning are both incredibly important aspects of organizational management. When used in tandem, strategic management and planning create a comprehensive set of procedures that will govern the future decisions of the creating this type of structured operation, businesses are able to improve their efficiency, reduce their expenses, and consolidate.   In order to be strategic, you need a solid understanding of the industry context, trends, and business drivers. An intellectual appreciation of the importance of bringing in current data and.


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