101: Redesigning Schools
the Good with the Bad
Tip: Stay In For The Long Haul
Have to Be a Little Different
Etymology of a Buzzword
So you want to fix your ailing business - increase market
share, reduce turnover, boost productivity. You want to be just like that
company you read about who did that thing... what was it? Downsizing?
The latest batch of buzzwords include something called
Knowledge Management. Basically it involves creating a system to
Business Week recently cited a study by Darrell Rigby,
a management theory researcher and director of Bain & Co., criticizing
the effectiveness of popular theories such as Re-engineering and Knowledge
Management (both rated lowest) .
A clinical psychologist, who also did not know, responded: "Most of us are too overloaded with managing the knowledge we already have." He thinks it sounds pretty good in theory, but that placing too much emphasis on a quick fix can be presumptuous. "It occurs to me that even if we had a way to accumulate all the data, we still wouldn't know what to do with it."