Strategic Planning as We Knew You, R.I.P
Peters, Tom, THE JOURNAL RECORD
McGill University Professor Henry Mintzberg, perhaps the world's premier management thinker, hammered the last nails in strategic planning's coffin in his just-released book, "The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning."
Of course, our mindless love affair with planning effectively ended a dozen years ago, when then-neophyte GE Chairman Jack Welch nixed his corporation's hyper-formalized planning system and most of the planners along with it. Still, Mintzberg's latest is so encyclopedic, so damning . . . and so final. It closes a major act in the American management drama.
"A good deal of corporate planning . . . is like a ritual rain dance," wrote Dartmouth …
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