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Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile

Harvard Business Review

Early in the twentieth century Henri Fayol identified the job of managers as to plan, organize, command, coordinate, and control. The capacity and willingness of managers to plan developed throughout the century. Corporations developed large corporate units dedicated to it. The Fayol legacy lingers. It restructured its operations in the Netherlands by reorganizing 3,500 employees into agile squads. Take Nespresso, the coffee pod pioneer developed by Nestle.

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