Business Process Engineering
Business process reengineering (BPR) is a method for reconstructing the functioning model of any given business from the ground up, with a special focus on workflow.
Popularized by Hammer and Champy in the early 1990s, BPR provided leaders with a new framework for understanding their businesses, one that put an emphasis on processes, information flow, objectives and outcomes.
While BPR has often proven an efficient way to restructure companies, it also requires hard decisions to be made when it comes to personnel, and many employees have been laid off under BPR in the name of efficiency and profit. Perhaps for this reason, BPR has seen its heyday, and no longer enjoys the popularity it once did.