The article provides a case study of the success of Deere and Company. It also offers advice for getting the right people deeply involved into an organization's production system.
Ingvar Kamprad is the perfect example of a charismatic leader. IKEA is the perfect example of a successful family business. We need to question whether in a family business; the leadership style is influenced by the company culture, structure, and...
This article discusses the theories of locus of control, self-efficacy, anxiety-uncertainty management as well as social cognitive and attribution theory as related to activities inthe workplace.
This is in continuation of my previous Case Study on CPM & PERT. Here I would describe ways and means to calculate Floats or Slacks. A little change has been made in Sketch # 3 in the previous article. Description has been reduced to one cell. Since...
Valve Corporation, a billion dollar company that exploded into existence with its ground-breaking first-person shooter Half-Life, has more than 300 employees and no bosses (except owner Gabe Newell).
What is Lean Management in theory? And how do you put Lean Management principles into practice?
Technology makes it a point that we can communicate more efficiently with someone even halfway accross the world. But the real challenge is not in the means of communication but on communicating effectively. Do you think you communicate effectively?
In her doctoral dissertation,Dr. Kathleen Patterson (2003) presented a theory of organizational leadership called servant leadership. Dr. Patterson's theory was an extension of servant leadership first presented by Dr. Robert Greenleaf in 1977. Each...
What are the advantages and disadvantages of Six Sigma?
At work or school, on a committee or in a club or volunteer organization, you will likely find yourself as a member of a team at some point in your life. What is a team, exactly and how many kinds exist? How can we succeed as one of the team?