Management thinking is a vital discipline that embraces change and presents solutions to manufacturing obstacles. Scholars study past practices and forge new ways of applying new modalities that continue to revitalize this discipline.
Their research is often conducted in business schools such as the Hass School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. The university’s alumni include Donald Fisher, former CEO of The Gap; Rene Kern, Managing Director of General Atlantic; and Dean Witter, co-founder and partner of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Management thinking improves productivity through promoting the adoption of scientific practices that have been tested and are based on research, not guesswork. You may use some of the foundational tools created by the science of management thinking. For instance, the Gantt chart is one well-known tool and is frequently used to measure and plan projects.
The world of business travels at breakneck speed. Finding the true experts in this field in the least amount of time is made manageable when there is a reputable professional organization available to locate and vet the leaders in the field.
Thinkers50 was founded in 2001, and it’s the first global system to rank management thinkers. Founders Des Dearlove and Stuart Carian are accomplished authors and management experts. Organizations and corporations around the world looking for proven scholars whose insights will improve productivity use the Thinkers 50 biennial list.
This year three of the Thinkers50 honorees include professors from the University of California. Here are some of their accomplishments:
Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is credited with launching the Lean Startup Movement and revolutionizing the practice and teaching of entrepreneurship and innovation. MORE
Henry Chesbrough has written extensively on the topic of innovation, but he is best known for his work on open innovation, a term that he helped popularize. MORE
Morten Hansen is the co-author of Great by Choice (with Jim Collins, 2011) shortlisted for the 2013 Thinkers50 Best Book Award. He is also author of Collaboration (2009). MORE