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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 Fayol legacy lingers. It restructured its operations in the Netherlands by reorganizing 3,500 employees into agile squads. Planners have traditionally been obsessed with gathering hard data on their industry, markets, competitors. Nespresso took off when it stopped targeting offices and started marketing itself to households.

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