Iceberg Management Strategy

Icebergs are immense. But the majority of their size is hidden below the ocean surface. The power of the tip, the tiny portion of the ice floating on the water amazes us.

Ops Management Theories

Many operations managers today are worried about keeping up with an ever growing mountain or management techniques and theories.

  • Six Sigma
  • Black Belt
  • Kaizen
  • Lean

It seems as if almost every quarter there is something new you have to learn and do. However, you don’t have time for any of it!

The Tip of the Iceberg

The solution is to understand that operations management is like an iceberg. Meaning there may be a lot to it but you don’t need to know all or do all or even most of the newest management practices to be successful.

Indeed, a lot of successful business leaders use only a handful of management techniques. Three to five primary methods, just the tip of the iceberg.

The rest they ignore. For two reasons.

  1. They don’t have the time to master them. How many managers can spend six months to a year to learn the latest management theory?
  2. They don’t need them.

The Bottom of the Iceberg

You should follow their lead. Select and master three to five management tools and strategies that give you the greatest ROI without a massive effort.

By doing so, you will still have time for a life! Let the rest of the trends and management strategies of the month, like the bottom of the iceberg stay hidden underwater.

To learn more about the proven and practical management fundamentals taught in the Managing Operations Workshop, where you’ll have the opportunity to participate in group exercises, computer simulations and independent study focused on several core necessities for effective management.

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Icebergs are immense. But the majority of their size is hidden below the ocean surface. The power of the tip, the tiny portion of the ice floating on the water amazes us.
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