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Management article
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Reference no. 84103
Authors: Richard J Boyle
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Published in: "Harvard Business Review", 1984

Abstract

Managers of the Defense and Marine Systems Group at Honeywell, Inc. changed the division''s management style from militaristic to participative. Their discoveries and mistakes can guide others contemplating such a change. Management developed the concept of the parallel organization led by a steering committee, linking the hierarchical organization to the more flexible organization that seeks to stimulate employee participation. The payoffs of managed participative management include improvement in quality, yields, and learning curves. McKinsey Award Winner.

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Abstract

Managers of the Defense and Marine Systems Group at Honeywell, Inc. changed the division''s management style from militaristic to participative. Their discoveries and mistakes can guide others contemplating such a change. Management developed the concept of the parallel organization led by a steering committee, linking the hierarchical organization to the more flexible organization that seeks to stimulate employee participation. The payoffs of managed participative management include improvement in quality, yields, and learning curves. McKinsey Award Winner.

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