Fortune’s "Brief History of Management"

This is interesting.

After almost a century of crazes, what we still don't know about management could fill more books than Stephen Covey. Art Kleiner, author of Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege, and Success, paraphrases Elliot Jaques, the controversial academic: "The science of management is today where the natural sciences were before the discovery of the circulation of blood."

I couldn't agree more. Management is in its infancy. All these fads have some truth to them, but we are a long way from a management philosophy that ties it all together. I think management will improve as our understanding of human nature improves. I expect neuroscience to contribute a great deal to management philosophies of the future. Maybe we will even see a neuromanagement program at a major university.

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