July 27, 2004
The Corporate Rain Dance
In this classic article, Ackoff discusses why most corporate strategic planning is like a ritual "rain dance," to which any rain that follows is attributed.
After reviewing the three basic types of planning (reactive, preactive, and interactive), he explains how idealized design can convert what is considered impossible into the possible. "Planning becomes a way of life, the essential activity in management, and everybody in the organization has an opportunity to contribute."
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