Five Easy Steps to Destroying your Organization

19 September 2014

I’m not much for five easy steps to do anything. But I do make one exception: here are five easy steps to destroying your organization. Any one will do.

  • Manage the bottom line, as if you make money by managing money, rather than attending to products, services, and customers.
  • Make a plan for every action: no spontaneity please, no learning.
  • Move managers around so they can never get to know anything but management well--and kick the CEO upstairs (better to manage a portfolio than a real business).
  • Hire and fire those human resources the way you buy and sell other resources.
  • Do everything in five easy steps.

© 2014 Henry Mintzberg