Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Words on educating the workforce about planning from NGA Director Cardillo

As we attend to professional development, we should be educating the entire workforce on the value of planning, careful execution, performance metrics—all of the things that relate to maintaining standards and promoting sustainability for or- ganizations of tremendous scale and a large scope of responsibilities. That said, I can’t predict the future. Perhaps those who take our places will find some substitute for strategy, or maybe the Internet-of-Things will allow everything to become automatically self-correcting like a self-driving car. I don’t see that coming, or coming very soon, though. Remember, we exist because we support people in harm’s way and because the people capable of doing that harm—active, creative, and rarely perfectly predictable—are very cunning and inventive. It takes people to understand people

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