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six boxes: Weisbord, Marvin R.

six boxes

Weisbord, Marvin R.

  • topic: change management and org. design & development
  • period: 1978
In the mid 1970's, Marvin Weisbord, an organisational design consultant, created his six boxes model as a diagnostics tool of organisational effectiveness. He identified six key areas in which 'things must go right' and be internally consistent for an organisation to be successful. The result of the diagnosis is a prioritised list of ready to be...
swot analysis: Andrews, Kenneth R., Christensen, C. Roland, Guth, William D., Learned, Edmund P.

swot analysis

Andrews, Kenneth R., Christensen, C. Roland, Guth, William D., Learned, Edmund P.

  • topic: marketing & sales and strategic management
  • period: 1966
SWOT analysis was developed by the middle of the 1960s for large organisations to determine the strategic fit between an organisation's internal, distinctive capabilities and external possibilities and to prioritise actions. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. In the early 1950s, two professors of business policy at Harvard,...
ten managerial roles: Mintzberg, Henry

ten managerial roles

Mintzberg, Henry

  • topic: leadership & management and personnel management
  • period: 1973
The Canadian academic, Henry Mintzberg who had trained as a mechanical engineer, wrote his PhD thesis at the MIT Sloan School of Management analysing the actual work habits and time management of chief executive officers (CEOs). In 1973, Mintzberg's thesis on the nature of managerial work was adopted as a study and published for a wider audience. Mintzberg's...
technology typology: Woodward, Joan

technology typology

Woodward, Joan

  • topic: org. design & development and technology & operations
  • period: 1958
The British academic, Joan Woodward, conducted an extensive, comparative empirical study from 1950 to 1959 at the South East Essex College of Technology and the Imperial College of Science and Technology in the United Kingdom. The study focused on the relationship between organisational structure and organisational performance. It measured a firm's comparative...