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The fiefdom syndrome : the turf battles that undermine careers and companies--and how to overcome them

Author: Robert J Herbold
Publisher: New York : Currency Doubleday, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It happens at organizations large and small, profit and nonprofit, at the individual level as well as the group and divisional level. The problem begins when individuals, groups, or divisions -- out of fear -- seek to make themselves vital to their organizations and, unconsciously or sometimes deliberately, try to protect their turf. People who create fiefdoms are determined to do things in their own way, often  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Herbold
ISBN: 9780385510677 0385510675
OCLC Number: 55517980
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 258 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The problem with fiefdoms --
Fiefdoms and nature --
The seven disciplines of the well-run corporation --
The six people disciplines --
Creativity and fiefdoms --
Balancing discipline and creativity --
Achieving discipline --
Fostering creativity --
How fiefdoms affect strategy and execution --
How fiefdoms hamstring mergers and acquisitions --
Communication as a tool to fight fiefdoms --
Beating the fiefdom syndrome.
Other Titles: Turf battles that undermine careers and companies--and how to overcome them
Responsibility: Robert J. Herbold.
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It happens at organizations large and small, profit and nonprofit, at the individual level as well as the group and divisional level. The problem begins when individuals, groups, or divisions -- out of fear -- seek to make themselves vital to their organizations and, unconsciously or sometimes deliberately, try to protect their turf. People who create fiefdoms are determined to do things in their own way, often duplicating or complicating what should be streamlined throughout the company, leading to runaway costs, increased bureaucracy, and a loss of agility and speed. It is a natural human tendency, but if it isn't managed properly, the damage they cause can spell the death knell of what should have been a strong and vital organization.

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