Fads, Fantasies, and Fixes


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Fads, Fantasies, and Fixes
1010204Fads, Fantasies, and FixesWhat if American management, after all these years of trying, has been dead wrong about how to manage effectively? What if the latest celebrated management theory is just another quick fix, destined to reap only short-term gains and produce long-term frustration? What if the only people benefiting from this cycle of hypothetical theories are the management gurus promising "the answer" to companies so desperate for a management approach that works, they're willing to try anything?In 1971, Professor Joe Bailey of the University of Texas said that ". . . the half-life of all panaceas in the educational and business worlds is seven years, plus or minus two." (Training Magazine,
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Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D.,: Bringing Out the Best in People. Fads, Fantasies, and Fixes, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2000), AccessEngineering Export