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Sustainability: Moving from Common Sense to Common Practice
2016 International Conference
Leesburg, VA - National Conference Center

September 18th - 21st

Before Transformation: What Must Come Before TOC, Management Diseases and Obstacles, W. Edwards Deming and Elliott Jaques 

Dr. Sergey Ivanov - Associate Professor of Management at theSchool of Business and Public Administration, University of the District of Columbia

There are different ways to transform an organization, arguably, good and bad. Many theoreticians have put forth good organizational theories to transform institutions, starting with Frederick Winslow Taylor, W. Edwards Deming, Elliott Jaques, and others. Strangely, very little of these good theories one can find in the workplace, worldwide. This paper attempts to explore some of the reasons why none of the management principles are being used and even taught. The author then discusses the paradigm that must come before transformation, before useful organizational principles may be deployed to transform the organization. 

Dr. Sergey Inanov is an Associate Professor of Management at the School of Business and Public Administration, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA. His professional practice and scholarly interests are in the field of scientific organizational research in government, corporate, multinational, and military organizations. He received Ph.D. from The George Washington University’s School of Business working under the leadership of Dr. Elliott Jaques on dynamic theories in organizational science. Professor Ivanov has taught management and organizational courses at the University of the District of Columbia, as well as The George Washington University, for over a decade, and provided consultancy services to a wide variety of organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, Fortune 1000 Corporations, and others clients.

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