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    Is reengineering just another management fad or does it offer something of lasting value?

    Describe specific situations in which you would or would not recommend reengineering as a potential strategy.

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    Is reengineering just another management fad or does it offer something of lasting value?
    Describe specific situations in which you would or would not recommend reengineering as a potential strategy.

    Using information technology to improve performance and cut costs. Its main premise, as popularized by the book "Reengineering the Corporation" by Michael Hammer and James Champy, is to examine the goals of an organization and to redesign work and business processes from the ground up rather than simply automate existing tasks and functions.

    Driven By Competition
    According to the authors, reengineering is driven by open markets and competition. No longer can we enjoy the protection of our own country's borders as we could in the past. Today, in a global economy, worldwide customers are more sophisticated and demanding.

    Less Management
    Modern industrialization was based on theories of specialization with millions of workers doing dreary, monotonous jobs. It created departments, functions and business units governed by multiple layers of management, the necessary glue to control the fragmented workplace.

    In order to be successful in the future, the organization ...

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    The 700+ word, cited solution provides a good framework for what reengineering is about, based on the book "Reengineering the Corporation" by Michael Hammer and James Champy. The solution offers an opinion about the results of reengineering

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