26 January 2017

Everything you ever needed to know about management

There is initiative management, incentive management, and reward management. There is scientific management, task management, and best practices. There is adaptive management, and change management, and risk management. There are literally thousands and thousands of books on any kind of management. And, of course, there is McKinsey, and B.C.G., and the Big Four, and endless hours of meetings and sharing, about planning, resourcing, organizing, co-ordinating, commanding, and controlling.

I never understood that. All you really need is the following graph and a little bit of common sense. But do mind the arrows!

Image: Michael Baumann (2017)

(And yes, the details matter, but nobody can tell you how to motivate Jesse Pinkman.)