The golden mean of enterprise management

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The golden mean of enterprise management nowadays, many enterprises and managers in China are learning western management philosophy, but they do not pay attention to the rich management ideas contained in the traditional culture. They are still fanatically pursuing foreign management fashion, but what they get is a farce of "imitating others". When many hopes are dashed, it is a way worth exploring and paying attention to to to learn management ideas from traditional culture

the doctrine of the mean is one of the most important components of ancient Chinese Confucianism. In feudal society, it has always been the highest realm pursued by Chinese Confucian scholars. It is the methodology of philosophy of life. Some of its views and ideas are very scientific. We need to understand and treat them dialectically, and learn from them correctly, so as to achieve the purpose of making the past serve the present

what is the golden mean? Cheng Zi said that "what is not biased is medium; what is not easy is mediocrity"; The middle, the right way of the world, the mediocre, the theorem of the world; The nature of destiny; Frankness is called Tao; Cultivating Tao is called teaching; Those who follow the Tao cannot leave in a moment; Can leave, non Tao also; Therefore, a gentleman should be cautious about what he does not see and fear what he does not hear; Do not see the hidden, do not show the micro; A gentleman should be cautious about his independence; The absence of joy, anger, sorrow, and joy is called the middle; All of them are in the middle, which is called the sum; He who is also in the middle is the foundation of the world; He also, the Tao of the world; To achieve harmony, heaven and earth are located and everything is cultivated; A gentleman respects virtue and asks for knowledge. He is broad but subtle. He is highly intelligent and moderate; Review the old and know the new, and respect etiquette with sincerity. The above is an excerpt of the doctrine of the mean, which basically summarizes the essence of the doctrine of the mean, which is the fundamental reason why the Chinese nation can constantly strive for self-improvement and embrace all things

Zhu Xi, a famous Neo Confucianism scholar in the Song Dynasty, added to the "four books · the doctrine of the mean" that "the middle is impartial and has no better name. The doctrine of the mean is also common." "Medium" means not to be extreme, not to go to extremes. Moreover, the large ethylene production plant construction projects of ONGC and Bharat will be completed in 2015 and 2018 respectively. If not, do not go too far. "Medium" is to remove a highest score and a lowest score. "Zhong" means neither indulgence nor abstinence; Neither foolishness nor treachery; Neither frivolous, nor corrupt. "Middle" means not being domineering when you are promoted to an official position and not being humble when you lose an official position; When you get rich, don't be benevolent. When you get poor, don't be short-lived. "Zhong" means not letting the people of the world take responsibility for me, nor for me; Neither aim too high nor abandon oneself. "Middle" means neither humble nor arrogant, neither left nor right. "Mediocrity" means commonplace. A method, a decision or a system can only be implemented if it is recognized and accepted by the majority

"the golden mean" has three meanings when applied to enterprise management. First, do everything with moderation and do not go to extremes. Second, we should have a good grasp of both sides of the contradiction, maintain the unity and coordination of both sides of the contradiction, and find solutions to problems from the opposite sides of things. It is not surprising that it is difficult to meet the challenges of modern production and market competition. Third, grasp the principle of flexibility, look at problems in the changes of things, and deal with things in the policies, forms and conditions at that time

the golden mean in enterprise management is the "rationalization of management" and "humanization" that everyone attaches importance to today. It is necessary to balance individual freedom with the organization's consistent goals. This involves a problem of values and scales. For example, an employee was fined 200 yuan for work mistakes, and 90% of them agreed with this decision, which shows that everyone has common values and believes that this is appropriate. Under such a premise, the management cost will be greatly reduced and the operation of the enterprise will be maximized. Henryfayol pointed out: "in management, there is nothing rigid and absolute. It is all about scale. Management is an art that is difficult to grasp from the use of materials. It requires wisdom, experience, judgment and attention to scale." The "yardstick" here is the expression of the doctrine of the mean. "The golden mean" has another meaning, that is, "to do something, to do something, to change something, to remain unchanged.". It is neither extreme nor contradictory. It is required to hit the target from time to time, which is in line with the spirit of "timing". Whether it is to change or not to change, to do or not to do, we all hope to do it properly, to be impartial and lukewarm. Only in this way can it be regarded as conforming to the golden mean

when applied to management, managers should first understand the values of employees and perceive their needs, and then adjust the values of employees to be consistent with the values of the enterprise. When the values of all members are unified, the enterprise will be more harmonious, more efficient and more competitive when the enterprise efficiency and social efficiency are maximized, This is the ultimate goal of learning the golden mean

how to implement the golden mean of enterprise management? On the whole, the enterprise should have internal and external degrees, relax the balance, and implement the balance between soft and hard, attack and defense, officer and soldier, etc. On the premise of good operation, we should actively repay the society; In the case of poor management, efforts should be made to improve their own business conditions; That is, we should be corporate citizens who abide by the rules and regulations, and at the same time, we should not be constrained by the rules and regulations to innovate; We should maintain a moderate growth rate without learning the radical way of the great leap forward. With regard to various functions, in terms of planning, managers should maintain the unity and balance between the strategic level and the operational level. They should not only strive to make the strategic plan the "economy" of business activities, which will remain unchanged for a long time, but also strive to make the operational level the "right" of business activities, which will be carried out closely around the strategy and adjusted appropriately. In terms of organization, managers should keep the combination and balance of soft and hard organizational structure, maintain the balance between centralization and decentralization, and coordinate the balance between leaders and employees. In the aspect of leadership, managers should make the balance between employees and the team, and maintain the balance between their own management ability and leadership ability. In terms of control, managers should maintain a balance between pre control, in-process control and post control. Like flying a kite, they can not only make employees and teams play freely, but also keep their initiative within a certain range

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