Organizations are made up of collections of management units, i.e., a group or groups of people overseen by a manager. In most businesses, this will be a department, work group, or other similar business unit. As with any organization chart, the cell can also contain underlying cells, such as a division made up of underlying departments or a department made up of underlying teams. Cells have their own rules of engagement, focused on how to accomplish their work. The information that the cell uses to manage itself contains both hard data, such as key performance indicators (KPIs) and other numerical data; and soft data, such as opinions, perspectives, and similar human knowledge about the business and the work at hand.
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Managing in the 21st Century
Managing in the
A Perfect Fit For True Business Management
The Management Cell Concept
“Cell”, or Activity Group
Advanced Current State
The Management Cell
To manage itself the cell must use both hard data, such as KPIs; and soft data, such as opinions and
perspectives about the business and the work at hand.
Organizations are made up
of collections of
Cells have their own rules of
engagement, focused on
how to accomplish their
Must leverage knowledge to know what data to collect, who to collect it from, and who to notify in
exception conditions. This includes incorporating perceptive information from all stakeholders and
reacting to it, where appropriate.
Every management position has a Personal Cockpit of
Knowledge, Guidance, Smoke Alarms, Best Practices, etc.
…Networked into a business management & control system.
“15 years from now Management 4.0 will be ubiquitous, and those companies that are not
running their companies in this fashion will be extinct.”
Lynda M. Applegate
Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School Faculty
Chair of the HBS Business Owner Portfolio of executive programs
“The old barriers between the hierarchy and the entrepreneurial organisation are becoming
blurred. New structures are evolving that unite the flexibility and speed, motivation and
creativity that used to be the hallmark of the entrepreneurial organisation with the
efficiency, scale, scope and control of the hierarchy. Those companies that can make the
transition will survive and prosper in the future. Those that cannot adapt will perish.“
Time for the big small company 1999
Lynda M. Applegate
Architectural Solution Requirements
Easy to Implement
Any type of process or project
Configurable without programming