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The Growth Phases Model

The growth phases model of Larry E. Greiner suggests that organizations go through five stages of growth and need appropriate strategies and structures to cope. It is a descriptive framework that can be used to understand why certain management styles, organizational structures and coordination mechanisms work, and why some don’t work at certain phases in […]

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Business Plan Guideline

1.0 Introduction & Mission Statement Many people find it easier to write the introduction last, as it should contain a brief statement on each of the following: •the essence of your business •your overall strategy •key actions or areas you plan to exploit •any major factors which will affect the plan You may wish to […]

DRUCKER on Asia

A Selected Excerpt of a Dialogue on Asia Between the late Peter Drucker and Isao Nakauchi (The full version is available on a hard paper printed edition entitled “Drucker on Asia: A Dialogue Between Peter Drucker and Isao Nakauchi, Butterworth Heinemann, 1997) The Secrets of Chinese Management Unless there is a collapse in China, it […]