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What are the seven principles for reengineering proposed by Michael Hammer?

What is reengineering? What are the seven principles for reengineering proposed by Michael Hammer? Explain which principle is most important in your opinion.

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The word reengineering as defined according to the Merriam- Webster dictionary is to "engineer again or to redesign or extensively modify in design" (Merriam-Webster, 2010). The word reengineering from a management and organizational science view-point, refers to the fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of business processes in order to attain major improvements in critical contemporary measures of performance. Business process reengineering (BPR) concept was popularized in the 1990's by different management and organizations as a methodology to apply in the redesign of workflow processes within and between business units. The renowned and widely acclaimed publication "Reengineering the Corporation" by Michael Hammer and James Champy provided good insights and the ideology of BPR.

In the revised edition of the publication, Hammer and Champy (2006) support the ideology that organizations should sometimes evaluate if ...

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This solution defines reengineering and discusses Hammer's view on reengineering as important for reducing costs and improving the quality of products and services in business, including Hammer's seven principles of reengineering. This solution is 545 words.

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