skip to content
Breaking bad habits : defy industry norms and reinvigorate your business Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Breaking bad habits : defy industry norms and reinvigorate your business

Author: Freek Vermeulen
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Every organization follows a set of best practices - ideas, processes, and philosophies that have become accepted in their respective industries. In many cases, best practices are a good thing: they allow organizations to operate more quickly and efficiently. But, even though they're created and then followed with good intentions, best practices can also have pernicious effects. In the UK, for example, the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vermeulen, Freek.
Breaking bad habits.
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017019071
(OCoLC)988300144
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Freek Vermeulen
ISBN: 9781633693838 163369383X
OCLC Number: 1015865929
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 251 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Fertile Ground --
PART ONE. HOW BAD PRACTICES PREVAIL --
1. We're Suckers for Success --
2. Causual Ambiguity --
3. They Spread Quicker Than They Kill --
PART TWO. ELIMINATING BAD PRACTICES --
4. The Tale of the Giant Newspapers --
5. More Than Painting a Gray Wall Green --
6. Innovation in the Market for Employees --
7. Ten Commandments for Identifying and Eliminating Bad Habits --
PART THREE. REINVIGORATING YOUR ORGANIZATION --
8. Embrace Change for Change's Sake --
9. Make Your Life Difficult --
10. Balance Exploration with Exploitation --
11. Be Varied and Selective --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Freek Vermeulen.

Abstract:

Every organization follows a set of best practices - ideas, processes, and philosophies that have become accepted in their respective industries. In many cases, best practices are a good thing: they allow organizations to operate more quickly and efficiently. But, even though they're created and then followed with good intentions, best practices can also have pernicious effects. In the UK, for example, the government ranked IVF clinics based on their success rates, and made the rankings public. On the surface, this seems like a good thing. The government, in an effort to be more transparent, was hoping to provide patients as much information as possible. The problem is that the rankings changed the behavior of a lot of clinics, mostly in negative ways. With the rankings in mind, clinic administrators sought patients with a high-probability of getting pregnant in order to goose their success rates and climb higher in the rankings. In the end, the best practice led to bad incentives and misinformed patients. In Breaking Bad Habits, Freek Vermeulen explains the hidden dangers of best practices, how to identify the bad from the good, and how to protect oneself in the future. Most important, he also offers a path toward competitive advantage: once companies weed out their worse practices, they can transform their previous inefficiencies into new sources of innovation.--

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Advance Praise for Breaking Bad Habits Morten Hansen, professor, University of California, Berkeley; author, Great by Choice and Collaboration--"In this expertly researched and engaging book, Freek Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1015865929> # Breaking bad habits : defy industry norms and reinvigorate your business
    a schema:Book, schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1015865929" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/unt/detail.action?docID=5182704";'" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/industrial_management> ; # Industrial management
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/business_&_economics_organizational_behavior> ; # BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Organizational Behavior
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/experiential_learning> ; # Experiential learning
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/business_&_economics_management_science> ; # BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Management Science
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/methods_engineering> ; # Methods engineering
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/business_&_economics_management> ; # BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Management
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/business_&_economics_industrial_management> ; # BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Industrial Management
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/organizational_change_management> ; # Organizational change--Management
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/658.4063/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/creative_ability_in_business> ; # Creative ability in business
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Person/vermeulen_freek> ; # Freek Vermeulen
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2017" ;
    schema:datePublished "2017" ;
    schema:description "Every organization follows a set of best practices - ideas, processes, and philosophies that have become accepted in their respective industries. In many cases, best practices are a good thing: they allow organizations to operate more quickly and efficiently. But, even though they're created and then followed with good intentions, best practices can also have pernicious effects. In the UK, for example, the government ranked IVF clinics based on their success rates, and made the rankings public. On the surface, this seems like a good thing. The government, in an effort to be more transparent, was hoping to provide patients as much information as possible. The problem is that the rankings changed the behavior of a lot of clinics, mostly in negative ways. With the rankings in mind, clinic administrators sought patients with a high-probability of getting pregnant in order to goose their success rates and climb higher in the rankings. In the end, the best practice led to bad incentives and misinformed patients. In Breaking Bad Habits, Freek Vermeulen explains the hidden dangers of best practices, how to identify the bad from the good, and how to protect oneself in the future. Most important, he also offers a path toward competitive advantage: once companies weed out their worse practices, they can transform their previous inefficiencies into new sources of innovation.--"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4225682257> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/988300144> ;
    schema:name "Breaking bad habits : defy industry norms and reinvigorate your business"@en ;
    schema:productID "1015865929" ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1798827> ;
    schema:url <http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=5182704> ;
    schema:url "https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/unt/detail.action?docID=5182704";" ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=5182704> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781633693838> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1015865929> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Person/vermeulen_freek> # Freek Vermeulen
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Vermeulen" ;
    schema:givenName "Freek" ;
    schema:name "Freek Vermeulen" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/business_&_economics_industrial_management> # BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Industrial Management
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Industrial Management"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/business_&_economics_management> # BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Management
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Management"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/business_&_economics_management_science> # BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Management Science
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Management Science"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/business_&_economics_organizational_behavior> # BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Organizational Behavior
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Organizational Behavior"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/creative_ability_in_business> # Creative ability in business
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Creative ability in business"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/experiential_learning> # Experiential learning
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Experiential learning"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/industrial_management> # Industrial management
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Industrial management"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/methods_engineering> # Methods engineering
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Methods engineering"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4225682257#Topic/organizational_change_management> # Organizational change--Management
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Organizational change--Management"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781633693838>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "163369383X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781633693838" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/988300144>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Breaking bad habits." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1015865929> ; # Breaking bad habits : defy industry norms and reinvigorate your business
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.