Organize for Efficiency
- Improving board effectiveness. Thain, Donald H.; Leighton, David S.R. // Business Quarterly;Summer92, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p19
Focuses on ways of improving the relationship between a company's chairman and its board of directors. Chairman as the person with the ultimate formal authority and responsibility for the management of any company; Chairman's job description; Basic responsibilities of a board; Effect of company...
- Effective teams. Mendzela, Elisa // CPA Journal;Sep97, Vol. 67 Issue 9, p62
Discusses the advantages of teamwork in corporate organizations. Characteristics of a team; Results of teamwork in manufacturing firms in United States; Factors to considers in using team-based approach; A developmental model of a team.
- Defining your organization's work. Finney, Robert G. // Management Review;Nov93, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p34
Discusses the importance of defining the business organization's work in terms of its activities to allow the manager to plan and budget effectively. Functions involved in the flow of materials into a factory; Employment of resources; Work definition process; Effect of different inputs; General...
- Answers to personnel problems in the workplace. Weiss, W.H. // Supervision;Apr95, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p11
Presents guidelines for improving organizational effectiveness. Minimizing costs; Specifying lines of authority and responsibility; Offering advancement opportunity; Keeping people informed; Making people feel they are involved; Acknowledging employees' contributions; Contending with problems...
- Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain. Suutari, Ray // New Zealand Management;Feb2002, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p32
Examines the validity and implications of shareholder value for management decisions. Argument of proponents of shareholder value as a measurement of management performance; Criticisms on the premise that the growth of shareholder value should be the primary criteria for measuring management...
- Invisible Electric Fences. Reinertsen, Don // Electronic Design;01/25/99, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p70
Highlights problems that could result from companies' adoption of complex organization forms that share authority along both the functional and team axis. Empowerment of employees; Need to set limits on individual and group authority; Effect of undefined boundaries on initiative in project teams.
- Personality profiling can open employees to new ideas-or close minds. Lewis, Bob // InfoWorld;08/16/99, Vol. 21 Issue 33, p95
Offers advice to organization leaders on effectively using personality profiles for team members. Suggestion for motivating or managing an employee who is a member of one of those frequently stereotyped groups.
- Seeing the invisible. Caroselli, Marlene // Executive Excellence;Jan1998, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p16
Presents information on the value of having a clear vision about the future for the success of an organization. Importance of faith; Role of leaders in keeping hope alive; Importance of clarity in inspiring creativity.
- Adaptive Strategy. Heifetz, Ronald A.; Laurie, Donald L. // Executive Excellence;Dec98, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p14
Focuses on the adaptive work within corporations. Explanation why providing leadership is difficult; Six principles for leading adaptive work; Perspective on what leadership is.