Imagine if every food producer or clothing manufacturer or legal professional could do whatever they wanted.
I don’t mean that they’re regulated. I mean that customers would have a fit if high quality standards were not exercised.
Yet, management is low quality. Which is too bad because it affects every single person and company.
This is because there is no standard for management.
Management at its core is:
1. Perceiving a situation in light of a goal.
2. Taking an action to move towards the goal.
There is no standard for management for a couple of reasons:
1. Perceiving a situation is hard. There are billions of combinations of context. Just because its right to be accommodating in one situation doesn’t mean it is correct to do it in another.
2. There are infinite possible actions.
The good news is that we’re now in the age of computers. These challenges are slowly being chipped away and soon we’ll have a management standard. One that can be effectively taught and enforced.
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