skip to content
Flexibility : flexible companies for the uncertain world Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Flexibility : flexible companies for the uncertain world

Author: Gill Eapen
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
'We are in an era of high volatility and uncertain outcomes, driven by accelerating technologies, shortened product cycles, fast-changing information, an increasingly mobile workforce, more demanding customers, complex financial markets, ad-hoc public policies, and many other factors that add layers of uncertainty to all future possibilities. While most believe that good management requires better prediction of 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

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gill Eapen
ISBN: 9781439816325 1439816328
OCLC Number: 318414831
Description: ix, 182 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Uncertainty and flexibility --
2. evolution of organizations and the environment --
3. Components of an organization --
4. Structure --
5. System --
6. Strategy --
7. Flexibility metrics --
8. Diagnostic kit and tactics --
9. Creating a flexible company --
10. Flexible countries and the world.
Responsibility: Gill Eapen.

Abstract:

Shows how to create, maintain, and accelerate organizations in a highly uncertain environment using flexibility. This book presents an economic framework of decision options to diagnose flexibility  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

With Flexibility, Gill Eapen masters the application of smart business strategy to a world of unknown circumstances. For your company or your career, Flexibility is a worthwhile guide to problem 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/318414831> # Flexibility : flexible companies for the uncertain world
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "318414831" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/flu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/195544101#Place/boca_raton> ; # Boca Raton
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1047852> ; # Organizational effectiveness
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/842457> ; # Business cycles
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/658.401/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/195544101#Topic/beslutsfattande> ; # Beslutsfattande
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/195544101#Topic/organisationsforandringar> ; # Organisationsförändringar
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/195544101#Topic/flexibilitet> ; # Flexibilitet
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/195544101#Topic/konjunkturer> ; # Konjunkturer
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007141> ; # Management
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1047828> ; # Organizational change
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2010" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/86235884> ; # Gill Eapen
    schema:datePublished "2010" ;
    schema:description "'We are in an era of high volatility and uncertain outcomes, driven by accelerating technologies, shortened product cycles, fast-changing information, an increasingly mobile workforce, more demanding customers, complex financial markets, ad-hoc public policies, and many other factors that add layers of uncertainty to all future possibilities. While most believe that good management requires better prediction of the future and better planning, Gill Eapen instead contends that the best way to manage effectively in an uncertain world is through the conscious application of flexibility ' an ability to absorb constantly shifting variables and adapt quickly. Flexibility: Flexible Companies for the Uncertain World explores ways in which organizations can systematically enhance their ability to survive and succeed without the guarantees that come with certainty. In these pages, Eapen details: Specific attributes of status-quo organizations that hinder their capacity for flexibility in their three primary components: structure, systems, and strategies A tool and process for diagnosing flexibility-related problems within an organization Specific actions companies can take to improve flexibility, regardless of their size or age A case study of a technology company progressively losing flexibility due to management actions, as well as a detailed project plan for remedial actionsBased on the author's years of experience working with a variety of industries, including life sciences, energy, technology, financial services, and manufacturing, and his expertise in decision options, Flexibility offers a holistic alternative approach for managing risk and making the best decisions possible in these especially uncertain times.'--Provided by Publisher."@en ;
    schema:description "1. Uncertainty and flexibility -- 2. evolution of organizations and the environment -- 3. Components of an organization -- 4. Structure -- 5. System -- 6. Strategy -- 7. Flexibility metrics -- 8. Diagnostic kit and tactics -- 9. Creating a flexible company -- 10. Flexible countries and the world."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/195544101> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Flexibility : flexible companies for the uncertain world"@en ;
    schema:productID "318414831" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/318414831#PublicationEvent/boca_raton_crc_press_2010> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/195544101#Agent/crc_press> ; # CRC Press
    schema:url <http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/book/10.1201/9781439816332> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781439816325> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA9A9576> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/318414831> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/195544101#Topic/organisationsforandringar> # Organisationsförändringar
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Organisationsförändringar"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007141> # Management
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Management"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1047828> # Organizational change
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Organizational change"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1047852> # Organizational effectiveness
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Organizational effectiveness"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/842457> # Business cycles
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Business cycles"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/86235884> # Gill Eapen
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Eapen" ;
    schema:givenName "Gill" ;
    schema:name "Gill Eapen" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781439816325>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1439816328" ;
    schema:isbn "9781439816325" ;
    .

<http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/book/10.1201/9781439816332>
    rdfs:comment "View this book online, via CRCNetBase, both on- and off-campus (please use Desktop Anywhere for off-campus access)" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

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