WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE INTERNAL PROCESSES OF A MANUFACTURING COMPANY AND A “DESIGN BUREAU” COMPANY?

The main difference between the processes in these companies is their standardization. In a “design bureau”, processes are not typified, while in a manufacturing company all processes are lined up and employees act according to standard templates.

MANAGEMENT IN A MANUFACTURING COMPANY

In our opinion, manufacturing companies are not even a dictatorship, but a tyranny. Here absolutely all processes are strictly controlled by instructions. Let's take the example of an employee being late for work. If a person is a few minutes late, it's a real disaster, because the conveyor belt won't run during that time, which is a luxury that manufacturing companies can't afford. Do you have any idea what a standing conveyor belt means and what happens to the person who is late? First, the employee will be fired under the labor code. Secondly, the person will be sued and charged for the downtime of the conveyor belt.

MANAGEMENT IN A “DESIGN BUREAU” COMPANY

In a “design bureau” company, management is different because there are non-typical processes, and employees cannot give out beautiful ideas at 8:00 a.m. sharp. An example of this would be an IT company the result of which depends on creativity. Management in a design bureau is more flexible. The barbaric methods used in manufacturing are completely inappropriate for this type of organization. And excessive transparency can even be detrimental to management.

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