I have had the benefit of splitting my business advisory career learning the art and science of management. I initially learned the science of management in downtown Toronto’s major corporations and Ottawa’s government departments and agencies. The second half of my career has been spent working predominantly with mid-sized owner-managed businesses in Canada where management is more of an art form. So what did I learn?
I learned that there are a lot of good things to be gleaned from both types of organizations but that a blend of art and science works best. Let me explain.