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Management Planning Document
The planning stage of business management is the most elemental step in the management process. The managers of today cannot charge down the road without a proper roadmap that identifies the strategy that maps out how to fulfill the objectives of the corporation (Bateman & Snell, 2007). Leadership today must make tactical decision in which large-scale plans are narrowed down to specific tasks that must be completed by particular portions of a corporation, tactical planning carries out the strategy (Bateman & Snell, 2007). With strategic and tactical objectives in place, management must then provide the vehicle to carrying out those objectives and plan out the operation (Bateman & Snell, 2007). Well-developed plans need to include variables that provide latitude to handle the "What if's" through contingency planning (Bateman & Snell, 2007). Thus, leadership is extremely important in business; finding innovative methods to streamline the production and processes of manufactured goods is fundamental.
Quite possibly, due to high pressure to perform and succeed top-level managers are sometimes weakened to make irresponsible decisions. Some ethical and moral issues have derailed successful conglomerates and caused their failure, while others thrive after contingency plans are used. This document will discuss the legal, ethical and social issues that Tyco International (Tyco) has faced and how those issues affected Tyco's management planning. Secondly, this document will attempt to analyze the factors that have influenced Tyco's strategic, tactical, operational and contingency planning.
Tyco was founded in 1960 by Arthur J. Rosenburg Ph.D. and was supported through U.S. government research contracts. In 1962, the laboratory was incorporated and changed the direction of the corporation to include energy conversion products for the commercial sector (Tyco International Inc. [Tyco], 2004). During the '70s and...