Why managers dislike planning?

publication date 12.12.2006

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Have you ever encountered a situation in which a company is left without any plan, or with workers preparing just partial activities in their tables? I have lately come across this phenomenon more than once, which has inspired me to open a discussion on the topic of “Why do managers dislike planning?“  

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Join in discussing the topic of what your experience with your clients´ planning is like. I have come across the following reasons why managers dislike planning a number of times:

  • we only get casual orders, so nothing can be planned
  • customer still change his requirements
  • I can manage all the planning in my head
  • why should we enter such a simple thing into the plan
  • we have everything working even without any plan
  • we have no time left for paperwork
  • we cannot make a good thing of planning
  • etc.

Have you met with other reasons against plannig? Share your experience as well as your views to what end these reasons can lead in a discussion.

Jiří Střelec

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The manager is supposed, along with his or her team, to deliver results for the company. That is what they are paid for. The results need to be proven. Not always they are obvious from the reporting, especially if the measurement systems are soft. The manager needs to keep their eyes open, taking into account every change, result, conclusion and communicating them to the others.

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