Outsourcing and Management: Why the Market Benchmark Will Topple Old School Management Styles

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Outsourcing and Management shows how the next generation of executives will employ outsourcing, systematic thinking, disciplined management, and effective use of technology to redefine organizational structure and drive performance to new levels. Too many executives still fail to grasp how the organizational whole becomes greater than the sum of its individual parts. Layers of bureaucracy, dysfunctional behavior, and simple inertia continue to impose a drag on organizational performance at all levels. Outsourcing...

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Overview

Outsourcing and Management shows how the next generation of executives will employ outsourcing, systematic thinking, disciplined management, and effective use of technology to redefine organizational structure and drive performance to new levels. Too many executives still fail to grasp how the organizational whole becomes greater than the sum of its individual parts. Layers of bureaucracy, dysfunctional behavior, and simple inertia continue to impose a drag on organizational performance at all levels. Outsourcing and Management identifies and defines important new economy organizational dysfunctions - the Moving-Target Theory of Management, Internal Monopoly, the Bozo-CEO, and the Stream-of-Consciousness Manager - all of which are destined for the scrapheap.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The depth and breadth of Tunstall's vision, spanning cultures and continents and industries, is extensive. His insight and intuition unmatched. Highly recommended reading." - Michael Booth, founder and managing partner, GBA Capital Group

"This book is the antidote to what is currently hurting both buyers and providers in many outsourced relationships." - Frank J. Casale, founder and ceo, The Outsourcing Institute

"Tunstall has rightly focused on the big issue that most in the outsourcing industry simply forget: outsourcing is merely an alternative organizing mechanism for achieving an objective. This book is a valuable tool for sparking new mindsets for anyone wanting to move beyond the conventional wisdom of outsourcing." – Eric Simonson, managing partner of Research, Everest Group

"Regardless of what side of outsourcing your company resides, this book will help you better understand and prepare for the continued trends in outsourcing and market pricing." - John Holloran, president, Axis Leadership Group, LLC

"Tunstall puts to work his experience in both the public and private sectors to tell a story that needs to be heard. This will be the handbook for intelligent organizational managers in the new economy of the 21st century." - Euel Elliott, professor, University of Texas at Dallas and co-editor of Chaos Theory in the Social Sciences and Nonlinear Dynamics, Complexity and Public Policy

"Tunstall elucidates key organizational dynamics in today's challenge for corporate survival, if not prosperity, in global markets that are morphing enterprises from product-driven to service-driven organizations." - William B. Bierce, outsourcing attorney, Bierce Kenerson, New York NY

"For the intelligent manager seeking to understand why current management structures do not seem to be working – this is a must-read!" - Richard Eastman, ceo, The Eastman Group, Irvine CA

"Tunstall has written a well-reasoned book that draws on his real-world consulting skills as well as his complete command of the perspectives of well-known authorities on management practices. It is essential reading for the managers of tomorrow's networked organizations." - Don McCubbrey, professor and director, Center for the Study of Electronic Commerce, Daniels School of Business, University of Denver

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137032423
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.63 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Nelson Tunstall has consulted both domestically and internationally in a variety of industries. His background includes work in economic and strategy development, accounting controls and procedures, budgeting, revenue management, process re-engineering, statistical analysis, forecasting and operational implementation. He was the Team Leader for all of Bearing-Point's IT operations in Afghanistan, which included a World Bank and two USAID projects, and he was the Operations Lead for the Afghanistan Central Bank Modernization project. He also completed an Alaska Telecommunications Policy Study that was delivered to the Governor's office and both houses of the state legislature. In addition, he is the co-chair for the Dallas chapter of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. For more information, please go to www.thomastunstall.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Peter Bendor-Samuel
• Introduction
• The High Level Framework
• Governance Options
• Organizations Over Time
• The Black Box Exposed
• External Governance
• The Global Perspective
• Management Style
• New Rules for Governance

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