This project work is found out of principal factors responsible for the ineffectiveness of planning system in government organization. The objective of the study is to analyze the entire planning system of the organization under study, highlight areas of ineffectiveness in the organization for corrective measures and procedures. To determine whether the system provide effective reporting requirements to management for use in planning, controlling and future operation. To ascertain whether the planning system of mining organization comply with planning standards are under laid down regulations or not. The research work sill enable all department within the organization to acquaint themselves with the organization and other third parties to have knowledge on the system of keeping and maintain record of planning and also to establish relatively between all department within the organization. The work is made up of five chapters, the first chapter deals with the general introduction to the topic, chapter two is concerned with the literature review of the topic, it contains some various definitions of the need for planning in an organization. Chapter four deals with the statistical analysis of the data collection. Chapter five which is the final chapter deals with the summary, conclusion and policy recommendations of the project research.
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
People represent the most flexible resources available to any organization. Recruitment of people in the right number with the right skills and in the right place is crucial to the survival and success of an organization. It has been stressed that planning is an indispensable management too for any organization whether public or private.
Planning perhaps is the first and the most important function of management in an organization. Planning is an organizational necessity. Organization chosen goals based on the forecast of the future given direction to the effort of managers and workers. Since no organization is free of changes all must plan effectively for growth and survival. According to Strauss and Syles (1980), to survive and prosper, an organization needs well qualified, motivated employees available at the right time. Putting them there involves careful advance planning.
Planning involves deciding in advance what to do, how to do it, who is to do it, and when to do it. This suggests that planning identifies organization objectives and sets out the procedure or strategy for achieving set objectives. Planning involves the process of forecasting the resources and needs of an organization by putting into cognizance the changing circumstances in the environment.
Planning (manpower planning), involves the process of providing the right number and the right kind of people to an organization at the right time and in the right places. Walker (1980) sees manpower planning as a process of analyzing an organization’s human resources needs under changing conditions and developing the activities necessary to satisfy these needs.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The research seek to look into the need for planning in National Iron Ore Mining Project, Itakpe Okene the researcher intends to investigate the following problems facing the company.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study is:
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This study is important because of the following reasons;
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
This study shall be guided by the following research questions:
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The focus of this research is to find out the need for planning in the public service-with particular reference to Iron Ore Mining Company, Itakpe Okene Kogi State.
The study covers the relevant areas related to the topic under study. The need for planning in an organization, importance of planning and problems of planning.
Therefore, the researcher intends to limit the study to the scope listed above.
1.6 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
However, in the course of carrying out research of this nature, many problems are encountered thus:
These are the factors that militate against the success of this research work.
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
In writing this research study, there are some operating words that will appear line. To line for the purpose of clarity, their definitions will be given below:
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