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Reinventing the Wheel in Organizations
BIRUK YIRGA, Student (MBA), Ethiopia
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  Reinventing the Wheel and Management
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
  Thanks for your question. Here are some ideas:
To reinvent the wheel means to duplicate creating an approach or method for solving some problem/issue that previously has been already created or optimized by others.
Reinventing the wheel is a metaphor for inefficient conduct. The wheel is an archetype of historic human ingenuity. Because the wheel has already been invented, and has few (or no?) operational flaws, any attempt to reinvent it would normally be quite useless and a waste of time and resources which could otherwise be spent elsewhere on possibly more valuable goals.
Organizations have a purpose, goals, etc. The task of managers is to plan, organize, command, coordinate, and control all efforts to achieve these goals (see 5 elements of management by Fayol). So management and managers could be seen as one major solution to avoiding reinventing the wheel in organizations.

   
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🔥Development of Administration Practices in the Wake of Covid-19
Reinventing the Wheel in Organizations
Management in a Profit versus Non-profit Organization
Best Practices
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🥈Change Management and Process re-engineering
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Impact of Economic Regulation on State Company
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Local Self Government
Principles only for Educated Societies
Generic Processes of Public Administration
New Public Management and BPR


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