Advantages Of Planning - Outlining Plans Intelligently
Time Management Guide Part 18
What is a plan?
No, we are not referring to a fuzzy mental picture that we cart
around in our heads that is in one word VAGUE.
We mean a real plan in black and white, that is, put down on a
piece of paper.
Please do not underestimate the importance of a written down plan.
Once we write down something it clears up a lot of hazy areas and
opens aspects that we probably overlooked.
And most important of all is that only with a plan can we get
a rough estimate at least of how much time the course of action
Plans should always be time bound and there we get the relation
between time management and planning.
In fact planning is as fundamental to time management as organizing
The 7 advantages of planning
Planning better defines the course of action that we propose
Planning gives a rough estimate of the time required for
Planning gives us a fairly good idea about the expenses
involved in the project. In fact a budget is only a financial
Planning helps us to get prepared for emergencies that
may arise during the course of the project
A well thought out plan gives us a clear idea about want
is to be done every day, every week and every month
Planning helps avoid duplication of labor
- A plan gives everyone a clear idea of their respective role
in the project
should have both short term plans as well as long term strategy
plans. At the same time we should also try to draft out contingency
plans to deal with a crisis if it arises.
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