- In Downsizing: Reshaping the Corporation for the Future
Robert Tomasko challenges managers to commit their businesses to growth rather than endless cycles of cost cutting and restructuring. He offers five alternative ways a business may grow, and describes the kinds of people and organizations best for each. He urges corporations to eliminate bureaucracy and unneeded work. Rethinking the Corporation provides a vision for the kind of company that needs to emerge from a decade-long period of radical change.
Tomasko has spoken about the ideas to several hundred groups on six continents. Experienced as a management consultant has included 15 years with Arthur D. Little, Inc. and a partnership at another major international consulting firm. He has advised clients throughout the world in ways to organize their businesses to be more competitive, including Marriott, Mitsubishi, Toyota, chemical manufacturers in France and Japan, oil companies in Peru and Thailand, and four of the “Baby Bell” regional telephone companies. His public sector clients include the Auditor General of Canada, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and UNICEF. Tomasko has helped businesses in Brazil and Venezuela become more competitive in anticipation of new free trade agreements, and energy companies in Peru and Thailand redesign their organization structures. His ideas guided the restructuring of several major South African firms as that country rejoined the world economy with the end of apartheid.
Tomasko’s articles have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times and The Wall Sreet Journal. He has been quoted in Business Week, Fortune, Forbes and many other business periodicals. His most recent article, The End of Growth: Why it always ends and what you can do about it, discusses the new rules for growth in the post-Enron era. It warns against confusing the kinds of growth accountants create with the real thing.
Books by Robert M. Tomasko