Industrial Management - September/October 2010
Contributors in this issue
Does your management style inhibit communication?
By Dan Carrison
Personality and management style are precursors to clear communication, creating the environment in which the communion of minds is possible. Examine your management style and make sure it’s not one that needlessly obstructs the path to understanding.
Freed by front-line supervisors
By Ray Attiyah
You can’t run and improve your business into new markets, but that’s what many high-level supervisors spend their time doing. But if they had confidence in their front-line leaders to execute business operations, executives and other managers could transform their priorities from running, improving and growing the business to growing, improving and running the enterprise. That extra focus on growth will lead to expansion.
Get the most out of green IT
By Pierre Berthon, Victoria Crittenden, Philip DesAutels and Leyland Pitt
Companies in the 21st century accept and acknowledge their responsibility for protecting the environment. Unfortunately, the scientific evidence for the unsustainable nature of modern living is overwhelming. Information technology and the greening thereof have led to green IT as a particularly hot topic. Green IT, however, can present itself instrumentally as a means to an end — tactical implementation — or as a revelation that leads to a new beginning — strategy formulation.
A fruitful project launch
By Michelle LaBrosse
Launching a project can be accomplished quickly and effectively with the proper focus and tools. Getting the right team together, advance preparation, using a skilled facilitator and avoiding bumps in the road can make your project launch a success.
Seven powerful words
By Paul J. Rauseo
They may not be a mouthful, but “business intelligence,” “data warehousing” and “key performance indicators” are the seven most powerful words in small business today. An integrated system of these three ideas can redefine “business as usual” into a strategy of future growth and success.