In the great series: “Management – Articles, Part 2, from 1981 to 1998″ by Hans Ulrich, I found eight theses on “Re-Thinking Management“:
- Accept uncertainty and unpredictability of the future as normal state of affairs;
- Extend your limits of thinking;
- Instal the category “as-well-as” instead of “either-or”;
- Think multi-dimensionally;
- Take self-organization and self-monitoring as formative model for the enterprise;
- See the manager as someone who gives and conveys meaning;
- Concentrate on the necessities;
- Utilize group dynamics;
For each of these things, Hans Ulrich gives excellent reasons that still hold true today.
(Translated by EG)
I have enjoyed witnessing the management model of St. Gallen University for some time now. Hans Ulrich is probably the father – or at least one of the fathers – of the model. Whenever I read one of his articles, they warm my heart. Somehow or other, what he wrote always seems to fit – and I very much like it.
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