The Organization of the Future

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The Organization of the Future

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Join the best minds on business as they envision the future
The Drucker Foundation
This much anticipated second title in the Drucker Foundation Future Series imagines tomorrow's organization.
Bringing together such heavy hitters as James Champy, C.K. Prahalad, Charles Handy, Lewis Platt (CEO of Hewlett Packard), and Jay Galbraith, this second volume in the Drucker Foundation Future Series is poised to be the business book of the year.
In these 40 new, never-before-published essays, best-selling authors, top-notch consultants, Fortune 500 CEO?s, and revered management scholars expound on the challenges we face in building the organization of tomorrow. Fresh perspectives and challenging observations will enlighten business people from all industries on how to keep their organizations healthy and competitive well into the 21st century.
Supported by two giants--Peter Drucker opens the book, and Charles Handy closes it--the authors within provide their own perspectives on tomorrow, in thoughtful, to-the-point chapters. Together they underscore where, when, and how organizations and their leaders must evolve, not only to survive but also to prosper.
The contributors show how to:
* prepare for breakdowns and create the nimble, change-adept company
* navigate generational riptides among employees by meeting their preferences in leadership style
* attract, motivate, and retain the best employees
* achieve a winning culture of high performance and high self-esteem
* support work-life balance and provide flexibility to knowledge workers
Today's and tomorrow's leaders everywhere will find practical advice in these essays to help them reshape their own organizations of the future.

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With this book, the Drucker Foundation Future Series adds to the success of its best-selling first volume, The Leader of the Future. This unique compAndium of original essays, written by some of the world's top authors, consultants, and leaders in the field of organization and management, offers a self-led seminar on the organization of the future. The Organization of the Future presents the latest and best thinking of acclaimed visionaries and practitioners who ponder the future of human enterprise everywhere -- in government, business, and community.Supported by two giants -- Peter Drucker opens the book, and Charles Handy closes it -- the authors within provide their own perspectives on tomorrow, in thoughtful, to-the-point chapters. Together they underscore where, when, and how organizations and their leaders must evolve, not only to survive but also to prosper. In The Organization of the Future, the contributors show:
* How to prepare for "breakdowns" and create the nimble, change-adept company
* How to navigate generational riptides among employees by meeting their preferences in leadership style
* How big companies can flourish by "acting small" for customers, and "feeling small" to employees
* How organizations build "know-how" and "know-who" to develop successful teams
* How to attract, motivate, and retain the best employees
* How seven basic policies can help an organization achieve a winning culture of high performance and high self-esteem
* How to apply new concepts of "tempo and timing" to lead a company's intellectual capital into the future
* How organizations need to support work-life balance and provide flexibility to knowledge workers
Today's and tomorrow's leaders everywhere will find practical advice in these essays to help them reshape their own organizations of the future.

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This much anticipated second title in the Drucker Foundation Future Series imagines tomorrow's organization.Bringing together such heavy hitters as James Champy, C.K. Prahalad, Charles Handy, Lewis Platt (CEO of Hewlett Packard), and Jay Galbraith, this second volume in the Drucker Foundation Future Series is poised to be the business book of the year.In these 40 new, never-before-published essays, best-selling authors, top-notch consultants, Fortune 500 CEO's, and revered management scholars expound on the challenges we face in building the organization of tomorrow. These fresh perspectives and challenging observations will enlighten business people from all industries on how to keep their organizations healthy and competitive well into the 21st century.

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