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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Hall and Hall (1990) very well described the two different chronological styles related to autocratic and MBWA monochromic styles and polychromic styles respectively.
Instead of MBWA (Management By Walking Around), Southwest leaders are told to GETOYO
One of their techniques is called MBWA, or "management by wandering around.
MBWA (management by walking around) is the best way to observe, diagnose and treat problems in their early stages.
MBWA is based on the belief that it is only by getting to know our colleagues and what they do that we can provide appropriate leadership.
To avoid this, consider using the MBWA (management by walking around) strategy.
It's also important to note that as project lead, author Lehtonen conducted frequent informal MBWA ("management by walking around") sessions.
This effort, commonly called MBWA (management by walking around), is our main tool to defeat lax attitudes and shortcuts, which are two primary causes of ground incidents.
The list includes TQM, Theory Z (and Y and X), Management by Objectives, Zero-Based Budgeting, MBWA, Matrix Management, Kaiban, One-Minute Managing, Business Process Reengineering, Excellence, Outsourcing, Empowerment, JIT, and Benchmarking, to name a few of the more prominent "flavors of the month.
As in many small offices, we become accustomed to practicing MBWA (management by walking around), so we are constantly evaluating and providing feedback on performance.
Throughout the course of the day use the age-old technique called MBWA (management by walking around).
The leader of the past could communicate directly by MBWA (Managing By Walking Around) techniques.
Carrozzo: Within HP we have MBWA, Management by Wandering Around.