At the heart of waigaya is a single concept: Paradoxes and disagreements are the essence of continuous improvement. Most companies are afraid of such dualities, but opposing concepts routinely alter the business equation: centralization versus decentralization, worker empowerment versus productivity, multinational control versus indigenous autonomy, disruptive innovation versus cannibalization of existing product lines, and on and on.
Content: Quotation | Author: Jeffrey Rothfeder | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
At the Japanese auto giant, unplanned, agenda-free meetings are ubiquitous and indispensable.
Content: Case Study | Author: Jeffrey Rothfeder | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Management | Company: Honda Motor Company
The giant toy retailer missed the Wal-Mart incursion and the Web discontinuity. But with its bricks-and-mortar advantages, it can still fight the e-tail war.
Editor’s Note: this was written in 2000 when Toys “R” Us was flubbing it’s online efforts and eToys was king – obviously a lot has happened since then but if you are looking for good background material this is worth a … [ Read more ]
Content: Case Study | Author: Jeffrey Rothfeder | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Industry Specific, IT / Technology / E-Business | Industry: Retail | Company: Toys “R” Us
The way CEOs handle brushes with litigation will probably determine how successfully they manage their companies.
Content: Article | Author: Jeffrey Rothfeder | Source: Chief Executive | Subjects: Legal, Management
These plaintiff attorneys are smart, competitive and use tactics every top exec should understand.
Content: Article | Author: Jeffrey Rothfeder | Source: Chief Executive | Subject: Legal