Standing plans are ongoing plans that provide guidance for activities performed repeatedly. These plans include policies, rules, and procedures.
An example of a standing plan is the sexual harassment policy developed by the University of Glasgow that provides guidance to university administrators, faculty, and staff as they make hiring plans.
“Standing plans are made to be used time and again. These plans are formulated to guide managerial decisions and actions on problems which are recurring in nature.” “Repeated use” plans- is another name of these plans. Because they serve as guidelines for future actions. These plans give uniformity and unity of efforts to meet recurring situations arising at different levels of the organization. They provide instant guidelines for handling situations of repetitive nature. They help both in co-ordination and effective management. These plans include policies, objectives, rules, methods, procedures, and strategies.
Standing plans are sometimes procedures, policies, and programs advanced or developed to assure the smooth functioning of the internal operations of a business. These plans are developed once and then altered to match the business requirements in different changing situations.
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