Management methods, models, theories
December 25, 2004 10:16 AM   Subscribe

Management methods, models, thoeries Kick off 2005 sounding and/or being smarter than everyone else. Minds will spin given the amount of info available here.
posted by Voyageman (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We like to play Buzzword Bingo with words like these. Makes those dull meetings more exciting. Six Sigma? Bingo!
posted by fixedgear at 11:09 AM on December 25, 2004

What's happening.

Ya see, we're putting the cover sheets on all FPP before they go out. Didn't you get the memo?

I'll go a head and make sure you get another copy of that memo.

OK? So.... If you could just go ahead and do that from now on, that'd be great.
posted by joelf at 11:41 AM on December 25, 2004

Excellent post. Does anyone have any similar posts for sales theory? I am thinking of 'maneuver X' from Whit Stillman's film 'Barcelona'.
posted by mokujin at 2:18 PM on December 25, 2004

BEHOLD ! Tremble you mortal being @#! in front of the spawn of evil , what Osama said "is worse then me and then some more" ...what terrorist choose as their deadliest bloodiest weapon of mass distraction, it's the secret liberal communist plot of betraying japanese taste and feminazi fashion , it's worse then a monday it's that unpleasant smell from your laundry it's the fragrant afterwash of river Gange it's served in the finest restaurant as delicatessen it's.....

posted by elpapacito at 2:27 PM on December 25, 2004

It's as if the computer(s) have become sentient and is diagramming human behavior. We've just stumbled upon the notes. The type is certainly too small for humans.
posted by JohnR at 3:25 PM on December 25, 2004

posted by johnj at 4:37 PM on December 25, 2004

From "Six Change Approaches" (Kotter, Schlesinger, 1979):

Managers can explicitly or implicitly force employees into accepting change by making clear that resisting to change can lead to losing jobs, firing, transferring or not promoting employees.

Almost koan-like in its pure beauty .....
posted by blucevalo at 6:50 PM on December 25, 2004

"You do business with the buzzwords you have, not the buzzwords you'd like to have"
posted by amberglow at 7:13 PM on December 25, 2004

Wow. If I would have had this site 2 semesters ago, my life would have been *much* easier. thanks for awesome post.
posted by meanie at 7:29 PM on December 25, 2004

This is so going to make my Management for Information Organizations much, much easier this coming quarter. Phoning it in will be taken to new heights.

Also, are these people serious? And do they really make more money than me?
posted by stet at 7:46 PM on December 25, 2004

The one management theory that I've been most obsessed with lately is the Peter Principle.
posted by intermod at 8:30 PM on December 25, 2004

mokujin, Confessions of a Car Salesman is more about sales technique than theory, but it is an interesting perspective nonetheless.
posted by wrongbutton at 11:40 PM on December 25, 2004

Fight the real evil.

*tears up picture of management methods website*

posted by meh at 9:42 AM on December 26, 2004

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