Sometimes, particularly on the Monday after you’ve moved into a new house, you just need a moment to pause and at least chuckle. Check out this list of how management theory can help win a boat race…from Businesspundit.com. Definitely good for a laugh…especially the one about Management by Walking Around;)
One Minute Manager – It better be a short race if they are going to win.
Management by Walking Around – Only Jesus can do this for a rowing team.
Balanced Scorecard Management – Crossing the finish line is only one component of winning.
Theory of Constraints – Throw the weakest rower overboard.
Total Quality Management – Each rower gets feedback on each stroke as the race goes forward.
Two Factor Theory – The rowers need a clean boat and a big trophy.
7-S Management Theory – The boat doesn’t ever get anywhere, but it sure is organized nicely.
Blue Ocean Management – Row towards your own finish line and ignore those other teams.
Web 2.0 Management – Build the boat, let the crowd row for you. Even if you lose, maybe Google will like your boat and buy it from you.
– Your team doesn’t make it to the boat because they are distracted by
a stack of business periodicals someone laid on the dock.