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The RANA Way of Process Management

by Paul Cormier • May 1, 2019

The world is filled with consultants who will tell a client what to do and how to do it. RANA’s way differs: 1. We assess: with the help of our client’s people we assess the organization’s processes and create a model for managing that everyone can buy into; 2. We train: we train our client’s […]

Hourglass Organization

by gcsaurer • May 2, 2019

Life is a Series of Meetings

by Paul Cormier • May 1, 2019

Essay on Generosity

by Paul Cormier • May 1, 2019

Knowledge Management – a Primer

by Paul Cormier • May 1, 2019

Types of Organizations

by Paul Cormier • May 1, 2019

Wicked Problems

by John Hall • May 1, 2019

Origins In 1973, Rittel and Webber published an article entitled Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning[1] that has had a lasting impact on management thinking. The paper identified two types of problems: “tame” problems that were definable and amenable to scientific solution, and “wicked” problems that were not. Criteria They argued that virtually all social problems […]

Human Energy – a Primer

by Paul Cormier • May 1, 2019

One of the basic needs of any organization  engaged in doing work is energy. Of course, this energy is human as well as technological. The word “energy” applied to organizations comes from the original Greek ενέργειας, and is found in the work of the old philosophers Aristotle and Hereclitus to mean “at work.” People thrive when […]

How Management Limits Productivity

by Paul Cormier • May 1, 2019

Background Recent political and social events are telling us that people in society are feeling powerless. One simple example is the decreasing attendance at the voting booth, particularly among the young. It appears that a great many people have “given up”, just want to do their job, whatever it is, and call it a day. […]

The Emerging Role of the HR Professional

by Paul Cormier • May 1, 2019

The 10 Commandments of Planning

by Paul Cormier • May 1, 2019