Better than Plan: Managing Beyond the Budget

Douglas K. Smith a critical analysis of the modern-day budgeting process and offers some ideas on how to improve it, namely by switching from activity-based to outcome-based goal setting.

The Discipline of Virtual Teams

This article takes a look at the differences between “single-leader unit” and “real-team” disciplines. It focuses especially on the unique challenges of virtual teams and also considers the pros and cons of collaborative technology (groupware).

The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization

The importance of teams has become a cliche of modern business theory, but few have a clear idea of what it means. In this new edition of their best-selling primer, Katzenbach and Smith try to impart some analytical rigor to the concept. Drawing on their experience as management consultants and a plethora of case studies at companies like Burlington Northern and Motorola, they cover such … [ Read more ]