Confronting the Tyranny of Management by Numbers: How Business Can Deliver the Results We Care About Most
Enrique R. Suarez
Master of Education & International Development
Business Strategy Consultant & Professor
Source: Professor H. Thomas Johnson
Business Practices in the XXI Century
• According to professor Thomas Johnson, it’s easy to talk about the changes wrought by today’s global economy. But most such discussions fail to address the real impact of business practices in the twenty-first century.
• The growth of industrial societies during the past 150 years – and particularly the aggressive corporate growth strategies of the past 50 years – have done unprecedented damage to the environment and created unsustainable performance pressures on companies.
• The threat to our natural and organizational systems flows from a view of business that most CEOs accept without question, but which is at odds with thousands of years of human economic activity.
• Our response to this threat must go beyond anything commonly proposed in policy or regulatory debates. What’s needed is a vision of the future that recognizes the potential and the constraints that govern all natural systems.
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