High Output Management

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High Output Management

By: Andrew S. Grove

Patrick Meehan

Business Management

Mr. Michael O 'Neil

11/16/05

SUMMARY

Andrew S. Grove used an output-oriented approach to management using a manufacturing model (principles). He mentions that work of all organizations is something pursued by teams and that the output of a manager is the output of the organizational units under his or her supervision or influence. The question then becomes what managers can do to increase the output of their teams. In other words, what specifically should they be doing at work, when a virtually limitless number of possible tasks call for their attention? Mr. Grove writes that, "An important component of managerial leverage is the
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But since I 'm not a manager right now than I will just pretend that I am right now for this part of the paper. As a manager I would use Mr. Groves 's techniques and charts. I would also use meetings. According to Mr. Grove, "One school of management thought considers them (meetings) the curse of the manager 's existence". (Grove 71) Grove also writes that managers spend up to 50% of there time in meetings and that most of this time is wasted. And so I would take the meetings seriously and only schedule meetings that had purpose. I would also cut down on the time spent in these meetings. Time is a very important commodity and most managers find it lacking. Time management is a very important quality for a manager to have. Decision making is another big quality to have as a manager. Making good decisions and informed decisions could mean the difference between life or death in a company. According to Grove, "Making decisions is an important and essential part of every manager 's work from one day to the next." (Grove 88) "I 'll say again that a manager 's most important responsibility is to elicit top performance from his or her subordinates." (Grove 172) Mr. Grove is referring to a manager 's responsibility to demand the best from all of his or her subordinates even if it means to be on the person 's back to make sure it gets done correctly. The book was an

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