Aspirational Planning27 Aug 2008
One of my clients was telling me about the problems that they are having with "Aspirational Planning".
I thought this was an excellent description of the problems lots of organisations have with planning.
Then it slowly dawned on me that he was serious - they really do create "Aspirational Plans". They are fully aware that they don't reflect reality (as they take so long to prepare), but the senior management love to spend lots of time and (other people's energy) creating detailed plans of what may or may not happen one day.
The teams on the ground just roll their eyes when I ask about these plans. I'm going to have my work cut out on this one.