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The missing bit of management theories and practices (part 6/7)

Tools are more than producing and reporting, they are about exploring and supporting change Information systems are about computing data and help automate information processing. They are the followers of automated production lines. Same principles apply everywhere in the organisation.

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The missing bit of management theories and practices (part 5/7)

Work is about team work, not individual performance Over the last year HR has put a lot of attention on evaluating people on their individualistic performance while creating the notions of ‘competency’ and personal objectives. ‘A lot of attention’ often

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The missing bit of management theories and practices (part 4/7)

To be efficient tools need contextualisation   That is not a secret: everyday billions of euros are spent worldwide to adapt tools to the specifics of the organisation they integrate. ERP are well known for being the cash cows of

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The missing bit of management theories and practices (part 3/7)

Rationalisation is a never-ending process: existing reporting processes and coordination tools are partial because too conventional   Early October 2001, the head of the booking call centre of a major French tour operator receives a congratulation letter from the Chairman

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The missing bit of management theories and practices (part 2/7)

Management tools: a definition Management tools can simply be defined as activity measurements and procedures used to develop choices and judgments. They obviously encompass reporting tools but they also encompass a lot of the devices that help people deliver in

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