The Resource The agility factor : building adaptable organizations for superior performance, Christopher G. Worley, Thomas Williams, Edward E. Lawler, III ; foreword by James O'Toole

The agility factor : building adaptable organizations for superior performance, Christopher G. Worley, Thomas Williams, Edward E. Lawler, III ; foreword by James O'Toole

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The agility factor : building adaptable organizations for superior performance
Title
The agility factor
Title remainder
building adaptable organizations for superior performance
Statement of responsibility
Christopher G. Worley, Thomas Williams, Edward E. Lawler, III ; foreword by James O'Toole
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A research-based approach to achieving long-term profitability in businessWhat does it take to guarantee success and profitability over time? Authors Christopher G. Worley, a senior research scientist, Thomas D. Williams, an executive advisor, and Edward E. Lawler III, one of the country's leading management experts, set out to find the answer. In The Agility Factor: Building Adaptable Organizations for Superior Performance the authors reveal the factors that drive long-term profitability based on the practices of successful companies that have consistently outperformed their peers. Of the 234 large companies across 18 industries that were studied, there were few companies that delivered sustained performance across the board. The authors found that across industries, the most successful companies were not the "usual suspects" found in the media, but companies who possessed a quiet agility that allowed them to quickly perceive and respond to changes so that they could continue to grow. Agility gives organizations the ability to adapt to fluctuations in the environment, test possible responses, and implement changes quickly. This book offers specific, research-based case studies to help organizational leaders use agility to achieve sustained profitability and performance while also becoming more adaptable to a changing marketplace. For executives, leaders, consultants, board members and all those responsible for the long-term health of organizations, this insightful guide outlines: The components of agility for business organizations How to successfully build agility within an organization How agility has its foundation in good management practices How to use agility to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace "--
  • "This book reveals the factors that drive long-term profitability based on the practices of successful companies that have consistently outperformed their peers. The book offers specific, research-based case studies to help organizational leaders use what the authors call "the agility factor" to achieve sustained profitability and performance while also becoming more adaptable to a changing marketplace. The book is intended for executives, leaders, consultants, board members and all those responsible for the long-term health of organizations"--
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DLC
Dewey number
658.4/06
Index
index present
LC call number
HD58.8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jossey-Bass business & management series
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The agility factor : building adaptable organizations for superior performance, Christopher G. Worley, Thomas Williams, Edward E. Lawler, III ; foreword by James O'Toole
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Machine generated contents note: Foreword Preface Chapter 1 In Search of Sustained Performance Appendix One Chapter 2 Organizing for Agility Chapter 3 Strategizing and Perceiving Chapter 4 Testing and Implementing Chapter 5 Transforming to Agility Afterword Notes The Authors Acknowledgments Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
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Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; More praise for The Agility Factor; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Origins of the Book; Outline of the Book; Final Thoughts; CHAPTER 1: Searching for Sustained Performance; Surviving versus Thriving; The Old Way of Defining Sustained Performance; A Different Way of Defining Sustained Performance; The Agility Factor; Darwinian Selection Argument; Organizational Physics Argument; Dynamic Capabilities Argument; Conclusion; Appendix; CHAPTER 2: Organizing for Agility; Organization Agility Defined; The Agility Pyramid; DaVita
  • Prelude to a TransformationThe Transformation of DaVita; Building Agility at DaVita; The ITSS Principle; Conclusion; CHAPTER 3: Strategizing and Perceiving; The Strategizing Routine; Developing the Strategy; Managing Strategy Execution; Establishing Organizational Purpose; The Perceiving Routine; Sensing Environmental Change; Sensing Without Communicating Is Waste; Communicating Without Interpreting Is Noise; Conclusion; CHAPTER 4: Testing and Implementing; Testing Is Risk and Innovation Well Managed; The Testing Routine at Zip Brands; Testing Complements Strategizing and Perceiving
  • ReflectionsHarley-Davidson; Conclusion; Afterword: Some Reflections on Agility; Agility and Sustainability; Agility and Organization Development; Conclusion; Notes; About the Authors; Acknowledgments; Index; End User License Agreement
  • Testing Generates OptionsImplementing Is Change Well Managed; The Implementing Routine at Netflix; Talent Management and Leadership at Netflix; The Change Capability at Netflix; Conclusion; CHAPTER 5: Transforming to Agility; An Orientation to Transformation; Setting the Strategy; Fixing the Foundation; Building the Agility Routines; Cambia Health Solutions; Initiating the Identity Journey; Designing and Implementing the Initiatives; Reflections; Allstate Insurance Company; Challenge Leadership and Clarify Strategy; Accelerate Change Through Large-Group Interventions; Sustain Change and Learn
Control code
ocn881280246
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118821411
Lccn
2014022630
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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  • (OCoLC)881280246
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