"This book reveals the factors that drive long-term profitability based on the practices of successful companies that have consistently outperformed their peers. The book offers specific, research-based case studies to help organizational leaders use what the authors call "the agility factor" to achieve sustained profitability and performance while also becoming more adaptable to a changing marketplace. The book is intended for executives, leaders, consultants, board members and all those responsible for the long-term health of organizations"--
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 08/04/2014
Book details: 208 pages.
Market-leading ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, 9th Edition blends theory, concepts and applications in a comprehensive and clear presentation. The authors work from a strong theoretical foothold and apply behavioral science knowledge to the developme
Published by Cengage Learning on 07/16/2019
Book details: 792 pages.
In-depth agility evaluation for a more efficient response tochange Assessing Organization Agility provides a clear, conciseroadmap to improved implementation of change. Written by twoorganizational researchers at USC's Center for EffectiveOrganizations and a management consultant with Strategy&(formerly Booz & Company), this book provides the means forassessing an organization's agility and formulating an improvementplan. Beginning with a discussion about the meaning of "agility,"the authors enumerate the various contributing factors that affecthow quickly an organization responds to change, and the efficiencyof the response. An agility survey shows readers how their ownorganization compares in terms of both perception andimplementation, allowing the formulation of an "Agility Profile"that can point out strengths while highlighting areas in need ofimprovement. Case studies demonstrate the real-world impact ofeffective agility strategy, and example scenarios illustrateimproved responses by each agility "type." Eighty percent of large-scale organizations fail to meet theirobjectives, and poor agility is often to blame. Organizationsrespond to changes in the marketplace, economy, and society byimplementing changes in their processes and procedures, butplanning and implementing change takes time. During that time, thecontext of the initial decision frequently evolves, leaving theorganization one step behind. Agility is the ability to quicklyimplement change without sacrificing strategy, and AssessingOrganization Agility helps readers to: Discover the organizational/operational factors that contributeto agility Assess current agility from all perspectives, highlightingareas for improvement Implement processes and procedures that streamline changeevents Maintain forward trajectory with adjustments to strategy andimplementation The current pace of technical, competitive, and environmentalchange is faster than ever before, and response requirements arefar more complex and sophisticated. In this turbulent environment,agility can mean the difference between success and stagnation.Assessing Organization Agility asks the questions andprovides the answers that lead to better organizational reflex andmore effective response.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 12/11/2014
Book details: 54 pages.
In this groundbreaking book, organizational effectiveness experts Edward Lawler and Christopher Worley show how organizations can be “built to change” so they can last and succeed in today’s global economy. Instead of striving to create a highly reliable Swiss watch that consistently produces the same behavior, they argue organizations need to be designed in ways that stimulate and facilitate change. Built to Change focuses on identifying practices and designs that organizations can adopt so that they are able to change. As Lawler and Worley point out, organizations that foster continuous change Are closely connected to their environments Reward experimentation Learn about new practices and technologies Commit to continuously improving performance Seek temporary competitive advantages
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 02/17/2011
Book details: 352 pages.
Offers clear descriptions of new management principles and practices that can create organizations that are effective for both shareholders and society, including illustrative lessons from Microsoft, Cisco, Netflix, Starbucks, Nokia and the United States Secret Service.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 03/29/2011
Book details: 336 pages.
This short-format case study of the French company Brioche Pasquier highlights how one organization successfully implemented the principles of agility using the socio-economic approach to management, detailing each step of the process and describing how every decision brought the goal within reach. From overarching policy to day-to-day procedure, the story provides a clear example of how an agile organization is developed, giving readers a foundation upon which to implement similar changes in their own organization. Smart companies understand the importance of agility, but identifying where and how to initiate those first steps often leads to paralysis by analysis. This case study allows readers to learn from an organization that got through the inertia and put the principles of agility into action, with incredible results. --
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 09/15/2015
Book details: 192 pages.
Change Management is a crucial process for gaining the competitive advantage that is the goal of many organisations. Leaders and change agents are often faced with conflicting challenges of motivating and understanding increasingly diverse workforces, accounting to stakeholders and planning for the future in a chaotic environment. Comprising 12 chapters in 6 parts, the text opens with an explanation of the environment of change faced by organisations today. It then deals with managing organisational development, which is a planned process of change which is often subject to the incursions of organisational transformation, a more dramatic and unpredictable type of change. With the field of organisational change continuing to evolve, especially in an international context, future directions of change management are also discussed. Finally, to emphasise the relationship between theory to practice, Organisational Change: Development and Transformation 6e provides 10 local and international case studies and a suite of online cases supported by a case matrix. Case studies, exercises and support material present the challenges of change management in a real-life manner - examining issues from a variety of viewpoints.
Published by Cengage AU on 08/31/2016
Book details: 592 pages.
This book explores the challenges of sustainable agri-food supply chains. It presents and discusses nine cases of organizational innovation, covering different phases of food production and facing different challenges, by proposing alternative models to the traditional paradigm of scale and leverage to design supply chain in these industries.
Published by Emerald Group Publishing on 08/26/2016
Book details: 352 pages.
Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness highlights research and practice aimed at understanding how organizations and more inclusive systems of actors develop a continuous, unfaltering focus on sustainability. It will examine how they organize to achieve expanded purposes, the associated changes in purpose and governance, relationships among various stakeholders, boundaries between organizations and other elements of the environment in which they operate, organizational systems and processes, leadership, competencies and capabilities. Thus 'sustainability' is seen as entailing a continuous dynamic adaptive process in people, organizations and systems, striving to be as proactive as possible, moving 'upstream' in improving and developing organizational processes and issues.
Published by Emerald Group Publishing on 07/25/2013
Book details: 270 pages.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 10/09/2009
Book details: 704 pages.