Monthly Archives: July 2013

Superficial management

Let’s suppose that you are a general manager in a company, and one of yours employee (let’s call him man1) comes to you and said that he cannot solve a task because another employee from another department (let’s call him man2) do not made his job and man1 cannot solve the task because it is block by the man2.

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How could I know ……?

Last year I have a project with a large company from Romania, and the General Manager ask me how can he know if things going well in his company? He want something fast, very easy to see from a single sight, not to study days different reports.

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Small things

In my consultancy projects i have a basic rule that i respect every time. This rule said like this: “erase every thing that you already know about the subject and ask every thing like a new born child”. In some times people think that i am stupid because they think that I must know everything that is happens in the logistic and supply chain and some questions they consider that it is stupid questions. For example: I have a small audit to a company and I ask the fleet manager how he calculate the fuel consumption for cars. And that guy look on me with a strange face and said to me: “You don’t know how you calculate the fuel consumption and you want that i lean you this? “. I said “Yes”, and he was very surprised. After 1 hour he saw that my question it was not a stupid one.

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Procedure or result

A general manager of a company ask me last week what I prefer: procedure or result. I ask, with no doubt, that I prefer result through procedure. I think this is the best way that the managers must use. A result without procedure is a result cannot be replicated and it is a happy hazard.

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