Break Up Fiefdoms

Herbold, Robert J.
February 2006
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Feb2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p10
This article offers a leader's guide to restoring discipline and reviving creativity. It describes the discipline of creating lean global processes and accessible data companywide, the discipline of avoiding fragmentation and the disciple of personnel rotation. It recommends leaders to make a particular group responsible for an unfamiliar project, product or service area to stimulate creative thinking.


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