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This guide debunks certain management terms and concepts in an anecdotal style. For added authenticity, it includes quotes from managers who rode the wave of particular fads and are now able to revisit their experiences with the subversive benefit of hindsight.;Management is sometimes taken rather too seriously by commentators and business analysts. This is an unfortunate tendency, and provides the focus for this humorous book about management fads, both past and present.;The kinds of management fads that are covered include: Pareto analysis; TQM; re-engineering; downsizing; delayering; CCT; performance management; scientific management; matrix management; chaos theory; empowerment; teamworking; quality; team briefings; performance-related pay; flat structures; fat structures; lean structures; MBAs; and management objectives.;The book includes quotations, anecdotes, headings for each fad; an A to Z glossary and a devil's guide to management language.

The handbook of management fads - Steve Morris

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Title
The handbook of management fads - how to live without a guru
Author
Steve Morris
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Thorogood
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20001130

This guide debunks certain management terms and concepts in an anecdotal style. For added authenticity, it includes quotes from managers who rode the wave of particular fads and are now able to revisit their experiences with the subversive benefit of hindsight.;Management is sometimes taken rather too seriously by commentators and business analysts. This is an unfortunate tendency, and provides the focus for this humorous book about management fads, both past and present.;The kinds of management fads that are covered include: Pareto analysis; TQM; re-engineering; downsizing; delayering; CCT; performance management; scientific management; matrix management; chaos theory; empowerment; teamworking; quality; team briefings; performance-related pay; flat structures; fat structures; lean structures; MBAs; and management objectives.;The book includes quotations, anecdotes, headings for each fad; an A to Z glossary and a devil's guide to management language.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Management - Anecdotes.|Management - Quotations, maxims, etc.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
120

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