Action Plan Templates

Download these 16+ Free Action Plan Templates in MS Word & MS Excel format to assist you in the process of planning and executing a perfect Action Plan. You can also explore our collection of Weekly Budget Templates if you feel such need.

Everyone in life has some kind of goals. Whether you have a small business and want to take it on the next level of if you have a big organization and now your goal is to tackle 10% more of the market, everyone wants to achieve something. Even if you don’t have a company to run and you just do your job, you still have goals of getting a better job, earning more money, providing better lifestyle to your family and increasing sources of income. These goals play the role of lifeblood in our professional life and this is what keeps us motivated.

The problem starts when we analyze that only 10-15% people actually achieve what they aimed for. This means up to 80% people clearly understand that they didn’t achieve their goals. So what’s the magic that some people have that helps them to get to their desired position while others wait for their part to happen? It turns out there is no rocket science behind achieving your personal or professional goals because you just need to have an action plan in motion. An action plan is the strategic planning that helps you understand your goals, objectives and set the steps that it will take to reach to your desired position. For instance, if you have a goal to cover more of the market, you need to increase your sales. When the goal is to increase sales, the action plan would be to add more products to the list, develop new territories to have new customers or implement advanced marketing strategy for better reputation in the market.

Action Plan Templates

Here are several Free Action Plan Templates in MS Word format mostly.

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Following is another Eco-Schools Action Plan Template that can assists schools to create their own actions plans for making their schools more Eco-friendly. It contains pretty basic stuff such as Topic, Action, Target, Deadline, Responsibility and Actual Action details. But definitely a good way to get started with your own action plan.

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Here is another Generic Action Plan Template to help you in planning business activities efficiently. You can plan activities by month and can easily compare actual vs. planned results. Moreover, it also contains a valuable field “Status” to communicate exact situation of your task or activity to your seniors. Bellow is its preview for your review,

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Another useful Action Plan Template that allows you to list down your Goals, Objectives, Action Details and Planned Completion Date. It also enables you to track and review potential outcomes along with a way to document all evidences. Here is preview of this unique but comprehensive Action Plan Template in MS Word format.

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Looking at the following Action Plan Template that offers a lot more features to plan and execute your action plan. You can focus more on Indicators for Evaluation to audit your evaluation at a later stage as well. Following is a preview of this Plan Template in MS Word format.

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Here is another Action Plan for Implementing or Enhancing a 3-Tier Reading Model comprehensively.  Following is preview of this Action Plan for your review,

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Another useful Action Plan Template with step by step approach to better organize your tasks and action activities effectively.

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Market Practices and Uses of Action Plans:

There is a popular saying in the business community that goes something like; people don’t always plan to fail but instead they fail to plan. This in simple words is the fact that when businesses make plans, they are right to think they will achieve those goals but later when no significance results are achieved, objectives are set aside considered failed. An action plan helps companies achieve what they desire and it serves more purposes than that. When an action plan is implemented in a company, it helps getting everyone on board with the planning. Executives, higher management and ground level workers understand it easily that company has set new goals and now there is an action plan to work on for achieving those goals. This way everyone works as a team to play their part and contribute in the overall success of the company.

A successful action plan always results in achieving the desired objectives which helps build better reputation of your company in the market. When you have new investors, they always look at the history of the company and try to find out flaws like goals and objectives that were never achieved. With the action plan in motion, you will be able to build better goodwill of your company for the investors. Implementing an action plan will timely ensure that the goals you set are achievable. It might surprise you but one of the reasons that companies fail to achieve goals is because their goals were never realistic. They aimed for too much and resulted in not achieving anything at all. With the action plan, you will be able to quickly judge if you will be able to achieve the objectives at all or if you need to work with new goals that match with company’s available resources.

Here are more useful Free Action Plan Templates to assist you and help you in understanding how other people are using Action Plans.

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There might be dozens of useful aspects of an action plan from the point of view of achieving goals but the biggest advantage is to make sure you pour the resources of your company in the right place. It’s not uncommon that companies spend money on unnecessary areas but with the action plan, you actually get to see your company’s weaknesses and the areas that need improvements. This way you can make sure to spend the resources on right places for getting better results and to get closer to achieving the desired goals.