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Why organizations struggle so hard to improve so little : overcoming organizational immaturity

Author: Martin Klubeck; Michael Langthorne; Donald Padgett
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the authors of this eye-opening new work make clear, to enact real change, organizations need to shake off their immaturity and grow up. Shifting away from the tendency to lay all the blame on bad leadership, Why Organizations Struggle So Hard to Improve So Little: Overcoming Organizational Immaturity offers specific answers for why most organizational improvement efforts fail.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Klubeck, Martin.
Why organizations struggle so hard to improve so little.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010
(DLC) 2009046410
(OCoLC)429027423
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Klubeck; Michael Langthorne; Donald Padgett
ISBN: 9780313380235 0313380236
OCLC Number: 550669283
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 222 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Calling all champions! --
Why do we fail? --
Laying the foundation : understanding organizational immaturity --
First steps : understanding ourselves --
How to do the impossible --
Identifying the obstacles and learning how to overcome them --
Using performance management tools to shape and monitor both personal and organization growth --
Like champion athletes, your champions need development plans to maintain peak performance --
Need additional champions? : try these hiring strategies --
Creating a culture of recognition : build an environment for champions to thrive --
Mature behaviors : develop as many as you can! --
Putting strategy into strategic planning --
Effective communication : open channels at all levels --
Using a policy framework : establishing a model --
Project management methodology : setting the bar --
Using process management to prepare for cultural change --
Tracking your organization's growth with the help of annual internal assessments --
Bigger challenges : taking it to the next level --
Getting organized with a process asset library --
Sharing the wealth : career planning/coaching --
Setting and maintaining expectations : service level agreements (SALs) --
It's time to own up : what is quality and why measure it? --
Metrics: an organization's maturity barometer --
The final coaching session.
Responsibility: Martin Klubeck, Michael Langthorne, and Donald Padgett.

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A liberating look at the real reasons organization-wide improvement efforts fail and how, when all attempts have failed, you can help your organization to become great.  Read more...

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