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This compiled list of reference documents has been republished from the Flevy blog here.  Please bookmark the original article, as that is updated on a weekly basis. These documents below are mostly consulting methodologies developed for and by consulting firms. 5S 5S for the Office https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/5s-for-the-office-161 5S Visual Workplace http://flevy.com/browse/business-document/opex-5s-visual-workplace-training-module–602 5S: Five Disciplines for High [...]

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Stakeholder Analysis

A Stakeholder Analysis is an approach that is frequently used to identify and investigate the Force Field formed by any group or individual who can affect or is affected by the achievement of the objectives of an organization. Stakeholder Analysis identifies the ways in which stakeholders may influence the organization or may be influenced by [...]

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Stakeholder Mapping

Stakeholder Analysis in conflict resolution, project management, and business administration, is the process of identifying the individuals or groups that are likely to affect or be affected by a proposed action, and sorting them according to their impact on the action and the impact the action will have on them. This information is used to [...]

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Kaizen

Kaizen strategy is the single most important concept in Japanese management–the key to successful Japanese companies such as Toyota. Kaizen, which simply means continuous improvement, is the foundation for all Lean production improvements. Kaizen events are opportunities to make focused changes in the workplace. Kaizen is actually a way of life philosophy. It assumes that [...]

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Stakeholder Theory

Stakeholder Theory is a management concept related to organizational management and business ethics that addresses morals and values in managing an organization. It was originally detailed by R. Edward Freeman in the book Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, and identifies and models the groups which are stakeholders of a corporation, and both describes and recommends [...]

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GE-McKinsey Matrix

The GE-McKinsey Matrix is a business framework to perform a business portfolio analysis on the Strategic Business Units of a corporation. It is also commonly referred to as GE Matrix, McKinsey Matrix, GE Multi-factoral Analysis, Business Assessment Array, and GE Business Screen. It was developed jointly by McKinsey and General Electric in the early 1970s as [...]

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Stakeholder Value Perspective

Stakeholder Value Perspective is a management concept that regards maximization of the interests of its all stakeholders (customers, employees, shareholders, and the community) as its highest objective. Its objective is to maximize this value by following policies that (1) minimize cost and waste while improving the quality of its products, (2) enhance the skills and [...]

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Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping is a popular brainstorming tool and learning technique of visually arranging ideas and their interconnections. It can be used to graphically arrange the linkages of some central concept or issue with other concepts or issues into memorable treelike diagrams. It allows you to create, capture, organize, and communicate readily understood and highly interactive [...]

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Theory of Constraints

The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a management paradigm that views any manageable system as being limited in achieving more of its goals by a very small number of constraints. There is always at least one constraint, and TOC uses a focusing process to identify the constraint and restructure the rest of the organization around [...]

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Acquisition Integration Approaches

The Acquisition Integration Approaches model of Philippe Haspeslagh and David Jemison provides insight and guidance in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A on choosing the optimal integration approach.  Each approach describes a process by which a company plans for and implements a successful integration of a newly acquired company. In Mergers and Acquisitions, the motto often traditionally was: [...]

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