How to detect a management fad–and distinguish it from a classic
- HERE TODAY, WRONG TOMORROW. Butler, Daniel // Accountancy;Jun98, Vol. 121 Issue 1258, p40
The article focuses on the short shelf-life of some management theories. Among the management theories with short shelf-life include total quality management, re-engineering or downsizing, just-in-time production and hot-desking. Some of these management theories have inherent problems and are...
- THE DRIVE FOR CHANGE IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MANAGEMENT FASHIONS. Roman, Alexandru V. // International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior (PrAcade;Winter2015, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p454
For a number of different reasons, some more rational than others, public sector management has often fallen for the allure of the "quick fix" promised by the latest managerial fashion. Although it is commonly accepted that complex problems rarely, if ever, have simple solutions - this has not...
- The Problems With Managing By Objectives and Results. Castellano, Joseph F.; Roehm, Harper A. // Quality Progress;Mar2001, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p39
Reports the problems of quality management initiatives practicing management by objectives (MBO) and management by results (MBR). Risks in using MBO/MBR to motivate behavior; Impact of total quality management revolution to control people and processes; Role of quality management in an...
- Companies prepare for global competition with TQM & reengineering. Maldonado, Jose E. // Caribbean Business;8/24/1995, Vol. 23 Issue 34, pS58
Reports on the use of total quality management (TQM) and reengineering to increase the international competitiveness of Puerto Rico-based businesses. Advantages and benefits offered by the management tools; Companies with successful TQM and reengineering programs; Remarks from Puerto Rican...
- Does BPR Bring Better Financial Results Regarding TQM? Češnovar, Tone // Journal of Business & Society;2006, Vol. 19 Issue 1/2, p202
Business process reengineering (BPR) is aimed at radically improving business processes and all their main functions and consequently at generating better financial results for companies. Therefore, the empirical research aimed to determine the influence of BPR on Slovenian wood-processing...
- A Dirty Little Secret. Guaspari, John // Across the Board;Mar1999, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p60
Discusses situations when employees have not been valuable for the company. Information on reengineering and total quality; Implications of people being free moral agents; Analysis of total quality; Importance of customer value.
- Diary of a reengineering experience. Brustowicz, Paul // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition;Dec95, Vol. 96 Issue 8, p53
Reports that reengineering has replaced total quality management in the life insurance industry in the 1990s. Reengineering is being compared to the Internet; Old Line Insurance Company's involvement with the reengineering process; Tips on how to do it right and what to avoid.
- The '90s squeeze goes on. McManus, John // Brandweek;12/02/96, Vol. 37 Issue 46, p54
Comments on issues concerning reengineering and downsizing in the United States. Termination of employees in the packaged food industry; Effect of reengineering on consumers; Reengineering pioneer Michael Hammer's models for corporate growth.
- Creative business reengineering. Boyd, John // Computing Japan;Mar1997, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p48
Stresses the importance of educating workers in implementing a business reengineering project. `Reengineering the Corporation' author Michael Hammer's original formula for reengineering; Phenomenon of downsizing; Japanese corporations' long-term view of the introduction of technology and the...