The Problem with “Mission, Vision, Values”

Fri, 11/21/2014 | By: Yvonne Randle

In this article Randle explores how the "Mission, Vision and Values" concept has become “generally accepted,” and used by many organizations, however based on her and Flamholtz's research and their experience they have found that in most cases it adds little to no strategic value. Yvonne identifies the key problems with the use of the "Mission, Vision and Values" concept and explains how the Management Systems' approach to strategic planning addresses those problems and adds real value for any organization.

Management Systems Announces - Dr. Eric Flamholtz to be recognized as 2014 Olin Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree

Tue, 02/11/2014 | By: admin

Managmenent Systems would like to announce that the Olin Business School will recognize Dr. Eric Flamholtz as a 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree at the Annual Awards dinner to be held on March 4, in St Louis, Missouri.  The award is given to Olin Business School alumni who have attained a distinction in their careers and serve as models for all Washington University students and alumni.

To view the full press release you can visit the links below.

Management Systems Announces - First Digital Edition

Wed, 01/22/2014 | By: admin
Management Systems has published its first Digital Edition. The MS Digital Edition is a compilation of the mini-articles written throughout 2013 highlighting MS proprietary Tools & Frameworks while sharing unique perspectives by Dr. Eric Flamholtz.
Management Systems Proprietary Tools include Strategic Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Performance Management, Culture Management, Structure Design, Team Building, Coaching, and Customized Surveys or Programs.

Management Systems Announces - New Address

Tue, 12/03/2013 | By: admin

We have just recently completed the move into our new office and are now located down one block from our previous location. Our main telephone and fax numbers have not changed with the move.

Our new mailing address is listed below:

Management Systems Consulting Corp.
10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA  90024


Global Entrepreneurship: The Driving Force of the Twenty-First Century

Thu, 11/15/2012 | By: Eric Flamholtz

The Kazaks are coming! So are the Vietnamese!  They are joining the BRIC nations (Brazilians, Indians, Russians and Chinese) and others that are also under the economic radar screen. Taken together, they comprise one of the great forces or trends that will have a huge, but not fully understood impact upon the global economy.

While it is recognized that entrepreneurs from the BRIC nations are an economic force, it is those still under the radar screen that might well have the greater long-term impact on the world’s economy and on your business (in the form of competition).

Three Unique Challenges in Building Sustainably Successful Non-Profits

Wed, 11/07/2012 | By: Yvonne Randle

Over the past decade or so, I have had the privilege of helping the leadership and boards of non-profits effectively utilize Management Systems’ tools and methods to support their long-term successful development.  These non-profits have ranged from membership organizations (like the National Association of Women Business Owners and the LA Junior Chamber of Commerce) to organizations that work to enhance the lives of families and children (like Head Start Agencies and organizations focused on early child development), to foundations, to organizations focused on education and community outreach, and even a school district.