Hora and Tempus
Daniel Orne, Ph.D., Jim Joseph, Dennis O'Connor, Ph.D.
June 15, 2015
Africa, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Latin & South America, North America
Strategy & General Management, Human Resources & Organizational Behavior, Operations
watches, Innovation, Hora, Tempus, metaphor, time management, assembly, contemporary, organization, parable, Dan, Daniel, Orne, Jim, James, Joseph, Den, Dennis, O'Connor
Trustees of Le Moyne College
The Hora and Tempus Metaphor case is designed to stimulate thinking, demonstrate the sort of thinking that can be done on an object, provide a platform for considering the management of innovation in contemporary organizations, and demonstrate the importance of organizational metaphors.
Very illustrative of why computer programming has moved to development of individual modules; allows for re-use of prior work without having to re-accomplish creative activity. Further illustrates that as companies' customer bases grow, there is a need to address additional staff and division of labor. Had Tempus hired an assistant to take the customer orders, i.e. shared his profits, he might very well still be in business.