Notes for a book.
A view of modern industrial-organizational change - from the cubicle trenches.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Welcome To Where You Are
- 3 Management Fads
- 4 Who We Are
- 5 The Futility of Culture Shift
- 6 Zen and the Art of Situational Management
Welcome To Where You Are
This is not an exhaustive review of every management fad (and weakly-fad-like practice) that has bloomed in the past couple decades - just the ones that have been inflicted on us.
Who Moved My Cheese
The Toyota Way
7 Habits of Highly Successful People
Start With Why
Speed of Trust
Who We Are
we are defined by what we actually do
The Futility of Culture Shift
profits : bonus
The tendency to make an association between a business's profits and employee bonuses is entirely understandable. Both in positive ways and negative ways. The positive association is the idea that when a business has good fortune, that is then trickled down to the employees. The negative association is that a business keeps all the profits, and the employees do not get to share in that extra success. Both viewpoints have their arguments, couched in terms of "fairness".
They're both wrong.
Ever get the feeling that you've done nothing wrong, and more than a few things right, but that it makes no positive impact?
Zen and the Art of Situational Management