" Modern Management
Is Grossly Inefficient."
†††††† Learn functional modeling for management systems.
†††††† Learn metrics for management and for organizations.
†††††† Learn to use management modules based on performance.
†††††† Grasp the concept of situs and how to apply it.
†††††† Mission and structure organizations for efficiency.
†††††† Identify and implement efficiency enhancing processes.
The father of Management Engineering opens the door to direct manager applications. This is the first comprehensive general text for manager use, built on the new vision that comes from applying professional efficiency engineering to the art and science of gaining performance through organizations.
The leap in managerial ability is almost too good to be true, you have to experience it for yourself. I am making the first part of this work available for immediate download. Nothing else can adequately prepare a manager to see what has been missing.
A small business now operates with 4 to 6 workers supported by each person performing management and internal support. This same internal support person in our huge modern corporations is only able to support 2 to 3 workers. Our small management systems are now about twice as effective as our major corporations at gaining performance through workers.
What is really telling is that we think these larger organizations are far more efficient than their smaller cousins. Our vision is corrupt.
We see the benefits of scale in production areas, where efficiency engineering has been applied. We donít get benefits from scale in large management systems. In modern management, where we now lack efficiency applications, we find uncontrollable growth in size and complexity.
Management engineering provides a potent new concept: To manage is to make others more effective, even those in management systems. So begins the journey that leads to efficiency in gaining performance through organizations. The subject of this book is efficiency engineering applied to the work of gaining performance through organizations. The results are techniques and understandings appropriate for application by a working manager.
The secret that unlocks this fantastic potential is found in a clearer picture of management and what it must accomplish. Management and internal support are costs that a business incurs while gaining performance through its operating areas. Efficiency comes from maximizing values, and from minimizing costs, the effective opposite of today's common direction for seeking efficiency in management.
Grasp this new understanding. Efficiency is not an esoteric subject; it is the comparison between outputs and inputs. When efficiency-engineering techniques are applied in management, they are every bit as effective as when they were newly applied in production.
Measure efficiency. The only two efficiency metrics for an organization are the value it produces for customers, and what it costs to operate the organization. The difference is profit; the ratio is efficiency.
Use intelligent internal investments. Make intelligent management decisions by comparing expected impacts on the two organizational metrics.
Manage the boundaries of an authority area. Limit your decisions to where they have desired impacts; delegate effectively to others.
Assign management work. Avoid overlapping authorities, make each subordinates responsible for their use of authority.
Eliminate unnecessary internal work. Do only the work that promotes profitable performance
Simplify management processes. Use functional analysis to establish performance essentials. Do the work that supports performance by subordinates
Structure organizations for efficient operations. Use functional analysis to identify and correct inefficient structures
Upgrade management processes. Identify internal processes that interfere with operations, modify or replace them with engineered applications.
Multiply the work you can perform. Make use of the killer scientific assignment process. Learn what to delegate and what to assign. Learn basic cost accounting for management work.
Make your subordinate efforts manageable. Modularize your subordinate management.
You don't need to take this on faith - read the first 10% of the book, or download it. This work is its own best advertisement. The sooner you take hold of the benefits of management engineering, the sooner you take more effective charge of your subordinate organization. There is no reason to wait; there will be good reason to get a copy of this work for your own library.