- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: AMACOM; 1st edition (April 7, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814403492
- ISBN-13: 978-0814403495
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1 inches
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Calling a Halt to Mindless Change: A Plea for Commonsense Management Hardcover – April 7, 1998
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Citing the glut of management fads, the author pleads for more common sense in the policies of managing companies while advocating his own "evolutionary organization" and shared values among organization, customers, employers, and community.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
John MacDonald" "is Jerry Lee Assistant Professor of Criminology and the undergraduate chair of criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of focus in criminology include interpersonal violence, race and ethnic disparities in criminal justice, and the effectiveness of social policy responses to crime. In addition his work has appeared in numerous publications including "Crime and Delinquency", "Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, " and "Journal of Quantitative Criminology".
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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· Common sense, not fads, leads to success. Too many executives lose touch with the world outside their corporate offices; their markets, customers and employees. Alert, effective corporate managers should be able to anticipate changes without making drastic changes to their companies.
· Business is simple, don't complicate it. There are three key processes for every company: Customer focus, Company strategy and Delivery. Too many managers divert their attention from these core processes and focus instead on complicating issues, like manipulating pubic opinion or monitoring legal liability.
· Learn to adapt, not adopt, new ideas. Instead of instituting wholesale change within the organization in order to conform to a new idea, examine the idea to see how it applies to the organization. Adopt only ideas that are appropriate for your organization and adapt them to meet your specific needs.
· Become an evolutionary organization by focusing on the essentials of business, the customer and the processes that serve the customer. Get to know your customers well enough that you are able to understand and meet their wants and needs. Focus on the processes in your company that enable you to meet customer needs.