I just read the first half of this interview with Tom Peters, the management guru. It strikes me that he may well be right and planning could be overrated and maybe even redundant!
If we take the current situation with leaving the EU, we can plan all we like but in reality it's more guess work than ever before. How can a CEO realistically forward plan beyond the next two years?
Something we discuss with our clients is creating congruence and consistencies during change and this is akin to that.
What we can do is plan to become better able to manage disruption.
Planning actually can't be redundant, what we need to is get faster at putting plans into action. Decisions are going to have to be made and strategies implemented with greater efficiency.
"I think the labour markets are going to go through such a staggering disruption in the next 20 years that God only knows what kind of radicals we may end up with in 10 Downing Street or 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I’m not hopelessly pessimistic, but I don’t know what the hell happens in the next 20 years. That’s your problem, not mine. I’m 74." Tom Peters