Does Management Really Work? | Harvard Business Review

hbrIn this article, HBR asks: “Are organizations more likely to succeed if they adopt good management practices?

To formulate a testable hypothesis for their  research, they surveyed thousands of organizations to determine the extent to which they adhered to three practices generally considered essential aspects of good management:

  • Targets: Does the organization support long-term goals with tough but achievable short-term performance benchmarks?
  • Incentives: Does the organization reward high performers with promotions and bonuses while retraining or moving underperformers?
  • Monitoring: Does the organization rigorously collect and analyze performance data to identify opportunities for improvement?

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