Whole Business Thinking
In his book Whole Business Thinking: Executive Management (WBT – EM) :A GUIDE TO EXCEPTIONAL BUSINESS PERFORMANCE, Robert S. Block explains how to create sustainable business growth.
Whole Business Thinking is the way to create solid growth in your company. It requires real-time information flow. He explains the difference between Silo Thinking and Whole Business Thinking. He helps the business owner to understand the benefits of Whole Business Thinking. Silo focused thinking results in the establishment of departmental policies and procedures and the purchase of systems without regard for the policies and procedures and systems used by other divisions or departments. Communication barriers grow and inefficiencies become the norm and accepted as “part of corporate life.” It is clearly the source of a lot of the discord in company employees. Whole Business Thinking: WBT requires real-time information flow among all departments at virtually every level.
The chapter on Centralized vs. Decentralized management is crucial to the plan. Centralized management is a form of management wherein most decisions are made by a relatively small group of people located at the company’s headquarters. Centralized management implies centralized data systems to support management decisions.
If you are the type of person who has finds balance sheets difficult, then this book will be a refreshing introduction to the basics you need. Block’s pragmatic yet expansive approach to management makes it easy to follow. This is the perfect read to go into the new year of 2014.
Robert Block is the author of Whole Business Thinking. With 20+years of experience running and consulting with medium to large businesses plus over 200 patents to his name, Robert has gained a unique insight in to what really makes a business tick.
Principle 1: WBT is a way of looking at the changing business environment.
Whole Business Thinking systematically engages the real-world facts of accelerating change
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