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Why Holistic Planning Is Critical for Heritage Management
Training new managers is not enough. We must also overcome the global crisis of unimplemented management plans.
Conventional planners blame the big five: LACK of money, personnel, time, information, or political will. And then lament that the problem is out of their hands.
So they plan the next time only with more of the big five and still produce more unimplemented plans.
The real problem, though, lurks much deeper than simple lacks. The problem emerges from conventional planners’ concept of planning and the world.
They assume the PLUS World: Predictable | Linear | Understandable | Static
PLUS plans are essentially scientific studies that only technicians can prepare and read.
These plans rapidly go out of date in the DICE world: