Operational plans are short-term (less than a year) plans developed to create specific action steps that support the strategic and tactical plans.
They are usually developed by the manager to fulfill his or her job responsibilities.
They are developed by supervisors, team leaders, and facilitators to support tactical plans.
They govern the day-to-day operations of an organization.
Operational plans can be:
– Standing plans – Drawn to cover issues that managers face repeatedly, e.g. policies, procedures, rules.
– Ongoing plans – Prepared for single or exceptional situations or problems and are normally discarded or replaced after one use, e.g. programs, projects, and budgets.