Goals are like the destinations on a road map. Plans are the routes you take to reach those destinations. Once you’ve decided what you want to do, it’s time to develop plans to get you from where you are now to where you want to be in the future. With the right balance of pragmatic considerations and teamwork, your organization will be able to make plans effectively. After completing this course you should be able to understand the four-step method for creating an effective plan and explain the importance of teamwork and individual investment in creating plans.