Blog entry by Orji Anyianuka
Modern businesses are driven by thought. However, these thoughts have to be put into action in order to achieve a desired end. And to communicate it to others, businesses translate these thoughts into action plans documents so that others can contribute to them and follow them accurately.
An action plan simply outlines what will be done, how it will be done, when it will be done and who will do it. However, writing an action plan depends on if it is an informative action plan or argument driven action plan.
An informative action plan will be organized as a chronology or as a process listed in steps - step 1, step 2, etc.
On the other hand, argument driven actions plan will depend on the type of argument: For problem diagnosis, the goal will be to correct a problem, and the action plan will outline the steps required to fix the problem. For an evaluation, the goal will be to maximize the positives and minimize the negatives, and the action plan will be how to improve the individual (or organization’s) capabilities based on the evaluation. For a decision, the goal will be to implement the decision and the action plan will implement the decision taken.