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The effectiveness of management of any type of organization depends largely on the effectiveness of the decisions made at the various levels of the organization, their timeliness, resourcefulness and efficiency.New developments in information technology offer opportunities for greatly improving the decision making and as a result operational processes at all levels of an organization. New real time information management systems permit delegation of many decision management functions to the lowest competent level in an organization and thereby not only eliminate the need for some middle management or intermediate functions, but also assure much more responsive and informed operational management.

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Ernst G. Frankel has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. in Transport Economics, an MBA in Systems Management, and a DBA in Operations Research. He has been a member of the MIT engineering and management faculty from 1962 to his retirement in 1996. He has extensive management experience and served as Technical Director o...
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Title:Quality Decision Management -The Heart of Effective Futures-Oriented Management: A Primer for…Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Preamble - Decisions as the Lifeblood of Management and Progress; Preface; 1. INTRODUCTION: 1.1 Basic Concepts of Decision-Based Management; 1.2 Which Direction the Organization; 1.3 Changing Role of Management in the Information Age; 1.4 Organizational Needs; 1.5 Organizing to Reduce Transactional Time and Cost; 1.6 Integrating Customer-driven Choices into Timely and Effective Decisions; 2. ORGANIZING FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT IN THE POST INDUSTRIAL AGE: 2.1 Evolution of Management Organizations; 2.2 Changes in Management Requirements; 2.2.1 Futures Oriented Management; 2.2.2 Importance of Values in Well Functioning Organizations; 2.3 Understanding Organizations; 2.3.1 Person and Client Orientation of Organizations; 2.3.2 Organizational Design; 2.3.3 Transfer of Information between Decision-Makers; 2.3.4 Value Creation by Organizations; 2.3.5 Putting Meaning into Jobs; 3 DECIDING AMONG CHAOS: 3.1 The New Decision Environment; 3.2 The New Role of Technology in Decision Making; 3.2.1 Time as Productivity Enhancer; 3.2.2 Worker Feedback; 3.3 Changing Communication Needs; 3.3.1 Evaluation and Filtering Information; 3.4 The Internet Revolution of Management; 3.4.1 Intranet to Communicate Efficiently; 3.5 Organizing Decisions in the New Technological Environment; 3.5.1 Intra- and Internet Communications; 3.5.2 The New Wireless World; 3.6 Customer Relations Management (CRM); 3.7 Boundary-less Organizations; 4. DECISION DYNAMICS: 4.1 Designing Organizations; 4.2 Visioneering; 4.3 Organizational Culture; 4.4 Loyalty Factors; 4.5 The Personality of Decisions; 5. ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND PERFORMANCE: 5.1 Measures of Organizational Effectiveness; 5.2 Economic Performance of Organizations; 5.3 Impact of Decision Specialization; 5.4 Leadership in Decision Based Organizations; 5.5 Autonomy and Effectiveness; 5.5.1 Organizational Politics; 5.5.2 Pride and Belonging; 5.5.3 Training, Retraining, and Cross-functional Understanding; 6. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTROL SYSTEMS: 6.1 Why Hierarchical Organizations are Outmoded Dynamic Challenges of Decision-based Management; 6.2.1 Leadership in Decision-based Organizations; 6.3 Communication as a Co-opting and Control System; 6.3.1 Informal and Formal Communications; 6.3.2 Interpersonal Relations; 7. DECISION-BASED MANAGEMENT: 7.1 Information Requirements for Decision-based Management; 7.2 Determining Decision Requirements; 7.3 Information Inputs Required and Outputs Generated by Decisions; 7.4 Organizing Decision Functions and Structures; 7.5 Transforming Decision Structures into Management Organizations; 7.6 Efficient Decision-Based Management; 8. IMPLEMENTING DECISION-BASED MANAGEMENT: 8.1 Challenges of a Decision-based Organization; 8.1.1 Leadership in Decision-based Organizations; 8.1.2 Identifying Decision Hierarchies and Chains; 8.2 Determining Decision Dependence and Interrelationships; 8.3 Development of Dynamic Real Time, Periodic, and Strategic Decision Structures; 8.4 Consolidating Decisions into Management Responsibilities; 8.5 Forming Lean Efficient and Dynamic Decision-Based Management Organization; 8.6 Managing by Decision Requirements; 9. DECISION-BASED MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS: 9.1 Managing Dynamic Information Flows; 9.2 Managing Information in a Paperless Real Time Environment; 10. FUTURE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES: 10.1 Management Incentives; 10.2 Delegation of Decision-making Power to the Lowest Competent Level; 10.3 Mean, Lean, and Incentive-based Management Structures; 10.4 Motivation in Bottom-up Management Organizations; 10.5 Functional Separation and Organizational Integration of Real Time, Periodic, and Strategic Management; 10.6 Training and Education Staff; 11. PLANNING AND USING A DECISION-BASED MANAGEMENT APPROACH; 12. CONCLUSIONS: 12.1 Application and Uses; 12.2 Future of Organizational Learning; Appendix A: Decision-based Management Team Building; Appendix B: Organizing Decision-based Management Systems; Appendix C: Using Decision Trees; Index; Bibliography.