Friday, March 25, 2011

All-Purpose Management Exercise Input

Last week I took a bit of a break from award winners and read Bellwether by Connie Willis. Willis has got to be one of my favorite authors now and I heartily recommend anything she has ever written, even the things I haven't read yet.

Bellwether was really fun. I won't get into it here except to say that it is all about fads. In it, one of the characters reveals five things that are always appropriate to give as input for whatever faddy productivity exercise you are forced to go through by Corporate Management. I thought I would pass them along, for the benefit of anyone else out there who has to go through such exercises:

1. Optimize potential
2. Facilitate empowerment
3. Implement visioning
4. Strategize priorities
5. Augment core structures

1 comment:

Kathy O. said...

I love this book. I've read it and listened to it on tape, which is also good. It's funny and insightful about fads, academic research and grants, and management as in your example.

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