The Current State of Affairs in Resource Planning

Human resources are an organization’s most valuable—and typically most constrained—asset. Adding insult to injury, they’re also the most frequently misapplied asset. It’s almost epidemic that organizations take on too much work for the people they have, stressing everyone out in the process. There’s no sense of which new initiatives are most important, little visibility of who’s available to do what and when, and not much awareness about how to get the most out of the people they do have. And no, it’s not having them work harder or more hours. The result is usually delayed projects, mass confusion, and missed market windows.

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