Thursday, August 13, 2009

Can Business Learn From Obama's Healthcare Efforts?

But as his [Obama's] approval ratings slip—only half of Americans support his policies, the “lowest level since Inauguration Day,” according to a Quinnipiac University poll released August 6—some people wonder if Obama is trying to do too much, too fast. It’s a situation that any number of chief executive officers have faced, say faculty at Emory University and its Goizueta Business School.
Read "Managing at the Speed of Change" published August 12, 2009, in Knowledge@Emory for a strategic review of the President's attempts to enact financial regulatory and health care change. The authors mention several possible policy mistakes and propose a few helpful suggestions.
“An outsider should not act like a preacher and assume he or she knows everything about the business,” Sheth says. “It’s a good way to quickly develop adversaries, as we’re seeing with President Obama’s efforts at rapid change. It's like antibodies fighting the new intruder.”
The entire article is available online here.

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