Planning with People in Mind

Planning with People in Mind - a timeless article from Harvard Business Review on workforce planning :


Pulling out a couple of nuggets that are important for driving successful workforce planning efforts:

"the most critical element is management’s appreciation for the ways in which its human resource decisions affect the company’s ability to achieve its business plans—and vice versa. ...

The companies engaged in people planning do it because their top executives are convinced it gives them a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Thus they adopt planning because they believe it makes their company more flexible and entrepreneurial, not because the environment forces it on them."