The Twelve Months of Re-EngineeringBy Anders Hove
Re-engineering has been with us now for quite some time. Since taking up quarters at MIT, the re-engineers have promised to lassoo the moon, and managed only to delivered some mail. Perhaps the MIT community needs to be a little more forthright with what it expects to get out of the re-engineering effort. Here's what I anticipate, set to the tune of a familiar Christmas carol:
On the twelfth month of re-engineering, Stephen Immerman gave to me:
Twelve task forces,
Eleven new web pages,
Ten management consultants,
Nine pilot programs,
Eight "team captains,"
Seven distributed mail centers,
Six handlebar mustaches -
Five focus groups! -
Four associate deans,
Three hokey surveys,
Two huge town meetings,
And Dean Randolph, nude in a non-denominational festive shrub.