- Five ways to fail as a manager. Williams, J. Clifton // Baylor Business Review;Fall1991, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p11
Discusses several ways to fail as a manager and recommends strategies to overcome job-related problems. Unrealistic expectations; Costs of success; Loss of touch with reality.
- The expectations dilemma. Williams, J. Clifton // Baylor Business Review;Spring1993, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p34
Examines the dilemma that occurs when leaders' expectations of followers continually increase. Continuous improvement and satisfaction; Stress on organizational members.
- Organizational fictions. Williams, J. Clifton // Baylor Business Review;Fall1994, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p8
Focuses on the concept of organizational fiction, or baseless assumptions which are used to manage a company. Example; Viewed prevalence of firms that have generated their own fictions; Reasons for managers' creation of fictions.
- A template for organization design. Burdett, John O. // Business Quarterly;Summer92, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p35
Presents a template for organizational structure that can improve management's ability to create competitive organizations. Important assumptions for effective organizational structure; Advantages of flat structures; Determining the number of levels needed for an organization.
- Why quality programs aren't--and how they could be. Boyce, Graham W.D. // Business Quarterly;Autumn92, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p57
Provides insights on pitfalls and success principles of Canadian quality programs. Three elements of quality programs; Defining the goal of an organization; Making the connection between quality and strategic goals explicit; Using the term `quality' carefully and only when it is meant; Starting...
- A brand new model. Thinakal, Sadu // Mortgage Banking;Feb95, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p36
Discusses the need for new and different business approaches in order for breakthroughs in productivity and customer service to be made in the mortgage industry. Servicing management; Asset management; Revenue enhancement and management.
- No more dust in the wind. Wardell, Charles; Fritz, Sandy // Popular Science;Aug93, Vol. 243 Issue 2, p40
Reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants to reduce workplace dust concentrations produced by small power tools. Growing trend toward vacuum-assisted exhaust points on many tools; Examples of products with dust-collection systems.
- I can manage, boss! Phillips, Kevin John // Supervision;Jan95, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p17
Highlights the importance of people management and of managing the boss. Getting to know the operation objectively; Explaining to your boss exactly what you see; Tell your boss what's first; Start the work; Asking for advice; Getting to work; Asking to be taught something; Having the...
- `Systematic directional guidance.' Dreyer, R.S. // Supervision;Jan96, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p19
Reports that the goal for any manager or supervisor to reach is that of managing their employees and not bossing them around. Discussion between Harley M. Flagler, chairman and chief exective officer, Steve Miller, Manager of Human Resources and Ellen Ross, Personnel Director of Flagler...