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The myth of the performance-based management

A popular concept in business today is performance-based management. Like other vacuous terms prevalent in the management vernacular such as customer-centric, value added, and mission critical, it has all sorts of implied and sometimes contradictory meanings.

In practice, performance-based management techniques fall in the category of what I call management by 2x4 variations of the age ......

Full article >>> orth considering. His new book, entitled The Seven-Day Weekend Changing the Way Work Works (the version published in the UK has a better subtitle Fleeing From the Corporate Gulag), challenges just about every conventional belief underlying the performance-based management mindset that so dominates corporations here. Whats really intriguing is that Semler places as much importance on business pe......

Full article >>> that trusts workers to act like adults and to police themselves with the closed and contentious pay-for-performance schemes and elaborate score keeping and enforcement mechanisms in place at many companies. In the former, rank-and-file workers have the authority to decide the game and how its played but take responsibility for winning it. In the latter, control of the game is often exclusively in......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Tony DiRomualdo 05/26/04


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