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Hora and Tempus

Daniel Orne, Ph.D., Jim Joseph, Dennis O'Connor, Ph.D.
June 15, 2015
SKU:
BUS-003981
Region: 
Africa, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Latin & South America, North America
Topic: 
Strategy & General Management, Human Resources & Organizational Behavior, Operations
Length: 
2 pages
Keywords: 
watches, Innovation, Hora, Tempus, metaphor, time management, assembly, contemporary, organization, parable, Dan, Daniel, Orne, Jim, James, Joseph, Den, Dennis, O'Connor
Student Price: 
Free
Average rating: 
5
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.

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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.