MBWA


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MBWA

abb. management by walking around. (A “theory” of management that includes having managers being visible and observant.) The boss just left my cubicle. She’s one of those NBWA types.
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While MBWA, work review and critical friendship may involve substantial changes in behaviour to achieve the desired results, other, more routine techniques should be habitual:
One would think that the proliferation of cellular phone technology would made it possible to MBWA while staying in constant touch.
MBWA involves catching people doing something right.
Mom-and-pop operations have practiced MBWA for a while but probably never had a label for it.
PEET (Program for Ensuring that Everybody is Thanked) is little more than a formalization of the MBWA (Management By Wandering Around) concept that Tom Peters has been promoting ever since he discovered the acronym and the practice at a Hewlett-Packard operation.
The resultant MBWA approach, or "managing by walking around" technique, has gained some followers among practicing managers and is a popular phrase in many work settings.
Focuses on OFDM-based radio technologies such as LTE & WiMAX as well as MBWA (Mobile Broadband Wireless Access)
Do not underestimate MBWA (management by walking around).
The terminology MBWA (managing by walking around) may be dated, but the idea is still important.
The involvement of the senior management of one department walking about in other departments to ensure that nothing is amiss is a striking feature of MBWA that was witnessed.
We train supervisors to use their MBWA, or management by walking around.
This formula is particularly effective for security, which is actively engaged in a form of MBWA through its patrol rounds.
B prides himself on his MBWA management philosophy.
MBWA is being a facilitator, a source person, a helper, a defender, and a morale booster.