Antony Beevor on Platoons (and me on Planning)
Antony Beevor, a British Military historian who has just written his new book “D-Day:The Battle for Normandy”. Beevor , in a fascinating profile for the book in The Weekend Australian review (August 15-16 by Peter Wilson) noted that:
“within a platoon (30 men) a small handful actually do the fighting, a few more do everything they can to avoid fighting and most soldiers are somewhere in the middle”
The italics are mine.
I mentioned this to a friend who works in a large bank owned financial planning business. They instantly identified this with their business! You might see it in yours or in the bank you use.