Business-improvement techniques (BIT)
- A foot in each camp. Brown, Ross // Works Management;Sep97, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p65
The article focuses on the emergence of the team leader in the manufacturing management hierarchy. The author discusses the skills needed by a team leader and the factors that led to the emergence of this position. The author also analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of the trend wherein a...
- SQUEEZED IN THE MIDDLE. James, David // BRW;4/22/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 15, p64
Discusses the importance of middle managers to the performance of companies. Increase in the responsibilities of and pressures on middle managers; Investments in middle management.
- Numbers ...but lots more. Wilson, Bruce // Landscape Management;May2005, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p14
Reports on the role of supervisors in monitoring and managing the productivity of the employees. Ways of most companies in monitoring the efficiency of their employees; Importance of the numbers of hours worked in determining where to find opportunities for efficiency improvements;...
- doing the "little things" right. Ramsey, Robert D. // Supervision;Apr2006, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p3
The article discusses the criticisms raised against corporate supervisors. Returning phone calls and answering e-mail messages in a timely manner are not high priorities for many supervisors and managers. Hence, getting back to people quickly is another little mark of professionalism that...
- getting the edge: the attitude of ownership. Day, Joy // Supervision;Nov2014, Vol. 75 Issue 11, p15
The article discusses the positive effects of genuine ownership attitude on the overall business. Topics covered include the productivity difference between high commitment companies against all others, the importance of having an honest assessment of departments/teams, and the need for...
- Section 5: Sales Production. // Producer Profile: Compensation, Production, & Responsibility;2004, p111
The article focuses on the varied sales production of personal lines producers. It is stated that sales increases with experience and that producers have to build up their books of business to earn significant renewal commission. Most of the producers who have clerical support are reportedly...
- Getting Line Managers Into the Act. Hoffman, Frank O. // Training & Development Journal;Mar1981, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p68
Discusses the roles of line managers and supervisors in the administration of training. Reasons for involving line managers and supervisors in training; Participation of line managers as instructors; Forms of training reinforcement; Reinforcement activities for line managers.
- Perfiles profesionales. Mercer, Rafael Barrilero // Capital Humano;Jul2011, Vol. 24 Issue 256, p122
No abstract available.
- Moving down the line? The shifting boundary between middle and first-line management. Hales, Colin // Journal of General Management;Winter2006, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p31
Much of the recent debate about changes to middle and first-line management treats these changes in isolation, rather than as inter-connected aspects of wider changes to management as a whole. This paper reports evidence from a survey of the first-line manager role in 135organizations in the UK...