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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. In the face of relentless technological change, disruptive forces in industry after industry, global competition, and so on, planning seems like pointless wishful thinking. The Fayol legacy lingers. It restructured its operations in the Netherlands by reorganizing 3,500 employees into agile squads. Jon Feingersh/Getty Images.

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