Lesson plans are great for other settings as well. For example, if you plan on retraining your staff to use a certain piece of software, a plan can help keep them on task and give them a goal to work for each day. This will allow you to incorporate these new lessons into their workday without a significant decrease in their normal jobs. Having a fixed set of tasks to learn also helps employees stay organized and on task.
In some cases, grade plans must be scrutinized by a committee before the material is presented to students. This makes sure that the material and scheduling included is appropriate for the students as well as their overall grade level and abilities. Once the grade plans have been approved, the teacher is free to use them to the best of his or her ability.