Breaking Logjams in Knowledge Work

Book Description

Despite the well-documented costs of overload, many leaders still think organizations thrive under pressure. They have a lot to learn from manufacturing, where managers have adopted a “pull” system to manage task flow, improving productivity and performance. This concept can be used to prevent overload in knowledge work, too. And “visual management” techniques make it easier to apply pull thinking to a portfolio of projects by rendering nonphysical tasks tangible. Two recent changes at the Broad Institute, an MIT-affiliated biomedical and genomic research center, illustrate how.

Product Information

  • Title: Breaking Logjams in Knowledge Work
  • Author(s): Nelson Repenning, Sheila Dodge, Don Kieffer
  • Release date: October 2018
  • Publisher(s): MIT Sloan Management Review
  • ISBN: 53863MIT60120