When I went to B-school, people were talking about one-minute managing, searching for excellence, and change-mastering. I never really got too enthused about those ideas, they just seemed kind of , well , simplistic or phoney or both.
So what's the point of this? Well, I still write the occasional business article when the opportunity is right. Several months ago, I included this quiz with an article. How many of these "high powered" management approaches do people remember?
Come and Gone
Here’s a decade-by-decade list of some of the most popular management theories of the last 50 years. Some came and went quickly; others stuck around. Can you match the theory with its description?
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A. A management style in which management and employees make formal agreements about accomplishing specific objectives at the start of each year.
1-B, 2-D, 3-A, 4-E, 5-C, 6-F, 7-L, 8-H, 9-G, 10-I, 11-K, 12-J