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A Life-Line for those Abandoning Check-List Management

  • Anthony Gill

Abstract

The challenge facing leaders of organisations in the 90s is how to change — or more fundamentally, how to shift paradigm. Change is part of the dynamic world in which we live; we need to adapt to turbulence on an ongoing basis. Until recently, many organisations were able to get away with being bureaucratic machines in a relatively stable world/business environment dominated by power politics. Today, a large number of these institutions and their leaders are simply not surviving. Who would have predicted the fate of the former role model IBM? Who would have anticipated the swift departures of boardroom chiefs like Robert Horton of BP, John Akers of IBM, James Robinson of American Express, Robert Stempel of GM etc?

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Harvard Business Review Harvard Business School Viable System Model Causal Loop Diagram American Express 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Gill
    • 1
  1. 1.Phrontis LimitedBanbury, Oxon.UK

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