Perhaps if we jazz up our image?

Sheridan, Kevin
April 2004
Management Services;Apr2004, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p35
Academic Journal
This article presents the author's letter to his fellow Institute of Management Services members concerning the group's journal. The author was sad upon reading the February 2004 edition of the 'Management Services' journal. It depends how members perceive productivity management and the management services profession. They can, if they wish, limit themselves to a narrow skill set and when the work runs out simply fade away into obscurity. For the author's money though, after thirty-four years in the business, Management Services has become a state of mind. Management Services is not about a little tool box filled with different sized stop watches, it is about a keenly honed interest in enabling the forecasting, planning, measuring and controlling of any endeavour that uses finite resources wherever those resources happen to be being used. It is definitely not about waiting for someone who does not even know that people are out there to give a call and ask them to drop by with a clipboard. The author did read the journal and he is inclined to wonder if he is perhaps part of the problem or hopefully part of the solution. Perhaps it is a function of being always in the company of ambitious young men and women, but it seems as if the key driver has stopped working.


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