Many well intentioned managers and executives use what they refer to as Management by Walking Around
in an honest and sincere attempt to stay ''connected" with front line workers.
To read more about management by walking around
and the three-minute walk-through technique, here are some Web sites to explore.
Use The Management By Walking Around
Technique - This is the best part of my job as a CEO.
Space doesn't permit us to cover all the business buzzwords -- like proactive, leverage, management by walking around
, benchmarking, and so on.
What's necessary is management by walking around
However, I argue that the solutions to the problem are initiatives like having staff meetings where the information flows both ways, encouraging supervisors to learn the art of management by walking around
and conducting meaningful performance reviews.
Profit-sharing, flex-time, management by walking around
, sales force automation, global customer service systems, new employee health programs, reduced workweeks instead of layoffs - H-P has always been there first," says technology writer (and former HPer) Michael S.
Thus, while management by walking around
remains an effective style, many of today's executives realize that the successful mortgage company of the 1990s should implement a multi-tiered system of management reports to enhance the philosophy of the 1980s.