Chapter One ± Raising Management Output
Andy Grove published high output management in 1983. Yet, despite the upheavals, grovefound that
most of the things that were useful in 1983 are still useful now; the basicmanagement remain largely unaffected
. That applies to the three ideas on which Grovesbook was founded:
The principles and disciples of manufacturing apply to other forms of businessenterprise, including most emphatically the wok of managers.
The output of managers is the output of the organizational units under their supervisionor influence.
A team will perform well only if peak performance is obtained from its individualmembers.
Business is a team activity. And it always takes a team to win
people contributing to acommon output, not people working together in groups
Shift your energy and attention to whatever will most increase the output of theorganization.
Leverage is a central concept for Grove. He works by an equation that says that for everyactivity performed by a manager, the output of organization should increase to some extent.The greater the increase, the higher the leverage. This has a direct link with the productivity,which can raised by:
Increasing the speed at which manager performs
Increasing the leverage associated with the various managerial activities.
Shifting the nix of managers activities from those with lower leverage to those withhigher leverage.
leverage can be ac
Many people being affected by one manager.