Corporate LifeCycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It

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Corporations, like living organisms, experience predictable patterns of behavior as they grow and develop. And, like living organisms, they are faced with specific problems as they progress through the various stages of their lifestyle. According to Dr. Ichak Adizes, the success or failure of any organization depends on its ability to meet the challenges presented by this growth, and make healthy transitions from one stage of development to the next. And if there is anyone who really understands organizational behavior and what keep an organization vital and growing, it's Ichak Adizes. Regarded as one of the world's foremost management theorists, Dr. Adizes has spent more than 22 years successfully helping to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of hundreds of companies around the world. In this revolutionary new guide, Dr. Adizes gives you a close look at how corporations develop -- and how to keep yours a dynamic and vital entity. He shows you step-by-step how to assess your organization's strengths and weaknesses and how to determine where your company is located on the lifecycle curve. He offers tested strategies which can be used to change the organizational climate and remove obstacles that prevent growth. Adizes also provides innovative forecasting methods that will help you predict what problems lie ahead for your company and specific preventative measures you can take to avoid them. Designed for executives, manages and entrepreneurs in all sized companies, this practical, comprehensive guide provides you with the tools you need to keep your organization running as efficiently and profitably as possible. Nowhere else has such a simple but comprehensive means been made available for business professionals to assess and improve the health of their corporation. This is one book that should be on every executive's desk.

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