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  • topic: marketing & sales
  • period: n/a
A simple sales cycle consists of the following five phaseslead qualification; prospecting or marketing; proposal development; deal closure; sales follow-up.  The outcome of the follow-up phase (step 5) should feed back into step 3 where new proposals are developed, shortcutting the...
 
seven dimensions of culture: Hampden-Turner, Charles, Trompenaars, Fons
 

seven dimensions of culture

Hampden-Turner, Charles, Trompenaars, Fons

  • topic: culture & internationalisation
  • period: 1998
In 1998, management consultants Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner published their “Seven Dimensions of Culture” model to help explain national cultural differences in organisations and to show how managing these differences in a heterogeneous business environment is a major challenge for international managers. Trompenaars and...
 
six coordination mechanisms: Mintzberg, Henry
 

six coordination mechanisms

Mintzberg, Henry

  • topic: org. design & development
  • period: 1979
The Canadian academic, Henry Mintzberg, distinguished six coordination mechanisms from organisational design literature. Any group of individuals that needs to accomplish a complex task faces two opposing requirements: the division of labour of the task into subtasks to support specialisation, and the coordination of these subtasks to accomplish the overall...
 
five configurations: Mintzberg, Henry
 

five configurations

Mintzberg, Henry

  • topic: org. design & development
  • period: 1979
The Canadian academic, Henry Mintzberg, synthesised organisational design literature into five ideal organisational forms or configurations that do not exist in the real world, but provide consultants and managers a framework to understand and design organisational structures. Mintzberg defined organisational structure as "the sum...