# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Computer Networking Hardware Operations I Task 965916591

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.

Definition

Examination should include
  • development of vision and mission statements
  • setting of performance goals and objectives
  • review of previous performance (e.g., productivity, profit)
  • evaluation of current assets
  • formulation of strategic and operational plans
  • use of planning tools (e.g., market research, budget analysis, decision-making models, competitive analyses)
  • determination of human, natural, technology, and capital resource needs
  • forecasting of trends
  • anticipation of changes in the business climate (e.g., economic factors, laws, regulations, taxes)
  • anticipation of and compensation for organizational and industry risk.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Where can you find examples of strategic plans that align with a business or industry in your area of interest?
  • What lessons can you learn by comparing successful and unsuccessful businesses?
  • What might be some consequences of inadequate business planning?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science

GOVT.16

The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by

  1. exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
  2. obeying the law and paying taxes;
  3. serving as a juror;
  4. participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
  5. performing public service;
  6. keeping informed about current issues;
  7. respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
  8. practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
  9. demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
  10. practicing patriotism.

Other Related Standards

Suggested Learning Activities

Planning Elements: An Organization's Values

Objective: Examine the influence of values-based behaviors on performance, productivity, and relationships.
Materials: Worksheet for each student, "An Organization's Values," and Teacher Notes

Planning Elements: The Power of Vision and Mission

Objective: Describe the importance that vision and mission statements have for organizations.
Materials: Worksheet for each student, "The Power of Vision and Mission," and Teacher Notes