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Another example of Company changes comes from AKZO Nobel. This company was “a conglomerate, a residue of a previous economic era when people thought that the different business parts would ..
(April 24, 2008)
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"Women dominate Spanish cabinet, " writes the BBC. “Nine of the ministers are women, and eight are men; when the Prime Minister (PM) is included, the cabinet is equally divided by gender. " ..
(April 14, 2008)
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Sometimes, nine-to-five is just not enough. As outlined in the article, Nine-to-Five is All You Need, such a confined schedule helps you to better organize activities and set priorities. But that ..
(April 15, 2008)
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Business Architecture starts with . . . the building, but be careful, not to “interfere" with the real (physical) architecture. The type of building defines quite a lot of the organization in ..
(April 10, 2008)
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Hospitals are complex organizations and that is mainly because of the complexity of the business. This article elaborates on this topic by focusing on a single element of the hospital business: the ..
(April 16, 2008)
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Architecture is often used as a parallel for building and construction in other areas than the original physical environment. Architecture has an “accommodating" function; people can live and ..
(April 07, 2008)
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The process of writing a book could be compared with composing. The composition of a song or more complex that of a symphony, for example. The parallel fits not completely because in composing the ..
(March 24, 2008)
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When you live in a foreign country you need time to understand the culture. If you focus on the humor part of the culture you can come up with many differences easily. Not only the content part of ..
(March 22, 2008)
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A recurring element in Business architecture is “designing" the right organization for a specific business. Some types of business gets easier organized than others. In the end of the eighties ..
(March 23, 2008)
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Writers are a special kind of entrepreneurs in the sense that their work is not easy to separate from who they are. Entrepreneurs need organizing talent so they can motivate others to fulfill ..
(March 11, 2008)
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I cannot remember the name of a Dutch minister who limited his work to a normal nine-to-five schedule. I've always found that intriguing. The more I think about it, the more I reckon it to be true; ..
(March 25, 2008)
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The “unauthorized" biography of Steven Spielberg starts like this: The power of the popular American culture is in the straightness of the message, simple and limited in significance and scope ..
(March 10, 2008)
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Everyone that goes to a pub, or any social event knows about the costs of socializing. As a Dutch I know this “hurts, " therefore the Dutch probably invented “going Dutch. " There is no ..
(March 17, 2008)
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Interesting about this book - written by Ferran Ramon-Cortes Muntaner - is its combination of content and form, it is a mix between prose and management literature. It start - in media res - where ..
(March 13, 2008)
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This is a macro view on the culture and change in a context of the elections in the US. The ingredients are limited to the importance of change and culture on a high level and the background of the ..
(March 01, 2008)
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Designing a set of corporate values requires at least knowledge of the business of a company and of the culture of the organization. It is then the task to align both by an appropriate set of values. .
(March 10, 2008)
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When comparing business with sports you can derive insight in the way to win, to compete, to get to the top (mountain expedition)… To understand the essence of management another type of metaphor ..
(July 03, 2007)
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The main business process of logistics is typically a product oriented approach. Delivering a package could already be seen as a service. The main elements in this process are: The package, Time ..
(July 09, 2007)
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As a consultant it is sometimes enough to just listen. “I explained the accountant why this difference occurs. ” An entrepreneur is explaining the mismatch in the books for which the ..
(June 28, 2007)
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When a manager demands an employee a more flexible attitude, will this have impact on the productivity level of the employee? And in which situations is this reasonable? Being productive is almost ..
(June 27, 2007)
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A Corporate Values statement can be assessed by using a few criteria. One such a criteria is the way in which these values match the characteristics of the company. It makes sense when different ..
(June 26, 2007)
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A reactive style, whether personal or business wide, is a reasonable choice for organizing activities. The main idea behind this style is that the agent waits for a trigger before acting. Such a ..
(June 19, 2007)
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A book-reviewing process starts with reading the book by the one who will write the review. The review itself is a summary or a specific view of the book written on purpose to be able to sell the ..
(June 03, 2007)
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Sometimes we do not listen to someone else, because of a simple reason; Something in the message triggers us and makes that the content of the message gets lost whereas the attention gets focused on ..
(May 16, 2007)
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The way in which corporate values are described tells a lot about a company. And therefore they offer some valuable information to guide the organization. A simple set of four to five values describe .
(May 30, 2007)
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