Resources

Jeremy Webster, HR Director for Cable and Wireless in the Caribbean and Latin America, has written an article on the use of SML in his company. (The article has been published in Croner's HRM Professionals Briefing, Issue 6.) It explains how the company picked up on SML in 1992 and has been developing its use since then. He describes how the work evolved as follows:...

This was the first of the CSML Network seminars. It took place on the 29th March, hosted by Coulter Electronics (though, in the end, 'Our Man at Coulter', Robin How was unable to attend!). The impetus for it was my sense of lacking a historical perspective on management development. My interests have tended toward the more innovative approaches (despite its venerable age, SML compared to most management development practice is still considered startlingly new by many) and I wanted to situate them more fully among the other activities and theories that have had their place within the field. Essentially, this was...

Would it help me follow developments in SML if I was on the Internet? A question I have been asked by a number of CSML Network members - a few basics terms first: What is the Internet? A co-operative collection of computer networks belonging to academia and business. Who controls it? No-one. It functions entirely by consensus. It changes by any of its users suggesting different ways of...

Some of you may already know that we have a long standing link in the USA with Roger Harrison, including the book that Graham Dawes is editing with Roger. A new link was agreed in March when Linda Honold of Empowerment Systems (of Wisconsin) visited Britain. Linda pioneered radical developments in 'self managed working' when she was at Johnsonville Foods. This company has been described...

In March, our Hungarian partner Magda Csath launched a radical new development programme for the Raba Company. The company is a 99 year-old business making trucks, motors, axles and other vehicle components. It is having to deal with the privatisation policies in Hungary as well as a highly competitive, global market within which it has to operate. This led the company to identify the need...