Cover Your Bases

Description: Recently, we were asked to give a presentation to a graduate-level organizational development (OD) class comparing process focused management (PFM) to OD. The request led us to conclude the complementary nature of PFM and OD is not well understood.…


Keywords: business process management,process focused management,organizational development,organizational behavior,process improvement,change management

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Interesting catch. We used the phrase in the sense that we believed it is commonly used, though the spelling and specific definition were never questioned. If nothing else, this exercise has taught us that jibe means "...to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom."
--Matt Rowe, 12-16-2009


Fig.1 of this article says, "What the customer really wants may not jive with what each department wants." Look up the dictionary definition for "jive"; then look up the definition for "jibe". You be the judge!
--Mike Hall, 12-11-2009


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