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Descriptor English: Planning
Descriptor Spanish: Planificación
Descriptor Portuguese: Planejamento
Descriptor French: Planification
Entry term(s): Planning systems
Tree number(s): SP4.102.072.583.094
Scope note: Selection of short- and long-term objectives and the drawing up of tactical and strategic plans to achieve those objectives. In planning, managers outline the steps to be taken in moving the organization toward its objectives. After deciding on a set of strategies to be followed, the organization needs more specific plans, such as locations, methods of financing, hours of operations, and so on. As these plans are made, they will he communicated throughout the organization. When implemented, the plans will serve to coordinate, or meld together, the efforts of all parts of the organization toward the company's objectives. (From: Answers Corporation: http://www.answers.com/planning)
Annotation: To be used as a descriptor for postcoordination, unless the subject in not applied to a specific area. In this case use field 87: Main descriptors
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
PC prevention & control
PL policies
SN statistics & numerical data
Related: Critical Pathways MeSH
Decision Making MeSH
Organization and Administration MeSH
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling MeSH
Programming DeCS
Systemic Management DeCS
DeCS ID: 51843
Unique ID: DDCS051843
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Planning - Preferred
Concept UI FD00061944
Scope note Selection of short- and long-term objectives and the drawing up of tactical and strategic plans to achieve those objectives. In planning, managers outline the steps to be taken in moving the organization toward its objectives. After deciding on a set of strategies to be followed, the organization needs more specific plans, such as locations, methods of financing, hours of operations, and so on. As these plans are made, they will he communicated throughout the organization. When implemented, the plans will serve to coordinate, or meld together, the efforts of all parts of the organization toward the company's objectives. (From: Answers Corporation: http://www.answers.com/planning)
Preferred term Planning
Entry term(s) Planning systems



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