Moving away from sports analogies in business

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A piece for Forbes.com argues that good management is not akin to a competitive sport, and that managing a company as if it were can yield disastrous results. The sports analogy often used in business promotes the extreme use of resources to create rapid growth, which seems to invariably lead to collapse.

Instead, as Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg has written, thriving businesses always have a powerful sense of community behind them. Thus, business would do well to incorporate more effective ways of team building, which will nurture stable, long-term growth.  

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