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Success is in the Details: Rationalize, Organize, and Plan

Fortnightly Magazine - July 15 1995

build an organization to meet those needs. The sub-teams, operating within tight time constraints, were expected to look at the most efficient way to accomplish the scope of work and determine the optimal methods of operations, staffing, facilities, and support. We encouraged creativity because we did not want to end up with an organization that did everything the old way. We received plenty of originality and creativity; not every suggestion was adopted, but the result is a management organization at MidAmerican Energy that will be as lean and efficient as that of any U.S. utility. t

Russell E. Christiansen is chairman, president, and CEO of Midwest Resources Inc. and its utility and nonregulated operations.


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