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Archive for April, 2012

Business Process Reengineering

April 27, 2012
Business Process Reengineering

Business Process Reengineering (BPR) has been abused, misused, and demonized. Sadly, there are many managers and leadership teams that have missed the point of the original concept of business reengineering as put forth by Michael Hammer and James Champy in their 1993 book Reengineering the Corporation (Michael Hammer and James Champy, 1993, ISBN 0-88730-640-3) Today, […]

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Flatten the organization

April 20, 2012
Flatten the organization

Inherent in all of the work to shape leadership and corporate culture is the trend toward flattening the organizations we build. Middle management is feeling the pinch on this most as they struggle to add value. With the advent of the knowledge worker, the move to more information intensive work rather than hands on manufacturing, […]

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The organization – people and process

April 4, 2012
The organization – people and process

Businesses comprise people and processes. Employees come to the business with their own goals, aspirations, moral values, unique talents and abilities. For the organization to survive and thrive, it must have a well articulated vision and mission to assure that all are working in the same direction. Once that vision and mission is articulated, they […]

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