This statement is true because planning is only a means to an end.Internal Limitations of Planning :
1. Planning Leads to Rigidity
A specific plan made in an organisation clearly indicates the objective to be achieved and the ways of doing work. Since, a manager may not be able to change these plans, it leads to rigidity.
2. Planning may not Work in a Dynamic Environment
Business environment consists of social, economic, legal and other factors that keep on changing. The organisation has to adapt itself to such changes. But, planning cannot assess future trends exactly and thus fails in a dynamic environment.
3. Planning Reduces Creativity
It is an activity, which is done by the top management and the rest of the members just implement these plans. They are neither allowed to deviate from plans nor are permitted to act on their own. Due to this, much of the initiative or creativity inherent in managers or other members gets lost or reduced, and there is nothing new or innovative in the organisation.
4. Planning Involves Huge Cost
It usually involves a lot of time, effort and cost of the managers. Collection of data, boardroom meetings, investigations and discussions with experts involve a lot of expenditure of the organisation. Sometimes, the cost incurred may not justify the benefit derived from the plans.
5. Planning is a Time Consuming Process
Sometimes, plans to be drawn up take so much of time that there is not much time left for their implementation. This leads to failure of planning.
6. Planning does not Guarantee Success
Success of planning rests on its implementation. Lack of proper implementation may lead to failure of planning. Even if a plan has worked earlier, it may not work again, due to changes in the external environment.