Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Organizations deploy automation technologies as the primary resource in their Business Process Management. Fortunately, today’s business leaders have numerous technologies and solutions available in order to effectively manage and integrate their entire enterprise.

Forget Brand Preference – Win the Brand Relevance War

Strategy Driven

Defining and Managing the Category or Subcategory. Understanding and managing relevance can be the difference between winning by becoming isolated from competitors or being mired in a difficult market environment where differentiation is hard to achieve and often short-lived.”

Brand 99

Managing in an Age of Winner-Take-All

Harvard Business Review

Over the last 250 years, waves upon waves of scientific and engineering advances have brought about an accelerating rise in living standards that even the two deadliest wars in history could not reverse. In other words, it depends on visionary management.

EPS 11

HBR Lives Where Taylorism Died

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review editors go to work every day on articles they hope will make their mark on the history of management thinking. Coincidentally, the site where they go to work is itself of historical importance to management — because of a fight that is still alive today.

The Renaissance We Need in Business Education

Harvard Business Review

The Gordon-Howell Report in 1959, funded by the Ford Foundation, criticized the weak scientific foundation of business education, suggesting that professors were more like quacks than serious scholars. Perceiving a need for a more cerebral breed of managers to preside over corporations of unprecedented scale and scope, both looked for models to the research-driven natural science fields.

Stop Trying to Control People or Make Them Happy

Harvard Business Review

Whether you’ve heard of them or not, two gurus from the early 20 th century still dominate management thinking and practice — to our detriment. It has been more than 100 years since Frederick Taylor, an American engineer working in the steel business, published his seminal work on the principles of scientific management. Hence, the introduction of, say, a risk management team or a compliance unit or an innovation czar.

Mayo 10

Don’t Set Process Without Input from Frontline Workers

Harvard Business Review

Taylor , the founder of scientific management who died 100 years ago. The nerds’ power was sharply amplified: Massive investments required the centralized engineering of business processes, putting all the control in the hands of a cohort of experts.