Created on Saturday, 13 August 2011 02:03
Written by Samantha See
Through A.A. Milne's classic characters of Winnie the Pooh and friends, Roger E. Allen discusses the core principles of management and shares a new perspective on an "old" topic.
Rather than delve into difficult management topics, Winnie the Pooh on Management's concepts are simplified and shared as lessons, chapter by chapter, cleverly making use of the adventures of Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. For example, each of the 6 Functions in the work of a manager as follows are explained in detail through one of Pooh's adventures:
1. Establishing objectives
4. Developing people
6. Measurement and Analysis
However, the content in this book may prove to be simplistic and, at most, used as a reliable readable overview more than anything else. Not only is author Roger E. Allen gifted with explaining complicated concepts in understandable terms, he helms Allen Associates, a management consulting firm with several established clients.
So, while this book proves to be a fun read on a boring subject, it is not one to turn to when you have management issues to consult. A great book to engage the layman, and one that Pooh fans will fall in love with.