Admitting reality does not mean approving it
In the last years, I have thought a lot of time about contracting within organizational boundaries. It seems now that the information/attention economy has canceled the Coase theorem. You must not only contract with counteragents, but you must contract with insiders also. Colleagues, bosses, and the team all require risk mitigation because business processes and conflicts resolution by managers are no longer holding the guarantee of delivery. Maybe that’s the reason Agile is marching, as you want to have an option to quit the relationships you don’t benefit from.
What are the consequences of this situation, I wonder? You cannot talk strategy and planning anymore, and evidence for that are ubiquitous.