BENEFITS OF AN ACTION PLAN RENÉ FERNANDO PARTIDA MARTÍNEZ NORMA EDITH LARA GONZÁLEZ AACH 3ª 1. Formulation of clear goals Knowing what you want to achieve is vital, therefore, having a detailed plan will help you achieve it. 2. Project the desired scenario In the long term, the business will be able to visualize the future states or conditions that contribute to the fulfillment or purpose of the organization. 3. Have definite time to achieve objectives and goals The action plan contains the time of accomplishment of each task, which reduces costs and avoids leisure time. 4. Efficient use of resources The business must optimize resources, so having every activity clear, you will know exactly what to invest, which avoids waste. Indeed, the action plan leads to good financial management. 5. Provides credibility to the business An action plan allows the fulfillment of activities step by step; brings compliance to the customer, which in addition to meeting their needs, exposes a positive image. 6. Avoid improvisation and risks Unforeseen events can be projected and addressed, so risks are minimized by effectively taking advantage of opportunities. 7. The team aligns towards a goal If the team knows where it is going, it will be motivated to perform according to the organizational objective. 8. The team knows what to do and how The action plan contains in its tasks to execute each person responsible for them. Which avoids confusion and duplication of actions. It is suggested that the team collaborate with the development of this plan to increase the business commitment. 9. Competitive advantages are generated A business that is strengthened in its planning may have a great competitive advantage; added to the continuous improvement of all its processes. 10. Control measures are established to achieve goals By monitoring and valuing the executed versus the planned, each activity achieved can be checked. In short, there is a monitoring role; in case of deviation, corrective measures are established for the action at the precise moment.