The Boundaryless Organization
Breaking the Chains of Organizational Structure
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|Format:||Paperback, 384 pages, New edition Edition|
|Published In: ||United States, 27 July 1998|
Shows how to eliminate the artificial obstacles of hierarchy, turf, and geography that too often stand in the way of outstanding business performance. The text demonstrates how top organizations such as Samsung, Morgan Bank, and SmithKline Beecham are busting boundaries on all fronts, each enjoying results by encouraging the flow of ideas, resources, and talents in and out of the organization, up and down the hierarchy, and across geographic boundaries.
Table of Contents
A New World Order: Rising to the Challenge of New Success Factors. Stepping up to the Line: How Boundaryless is Your Organization? FREE MOVEMENT UP AND DOWN: CROSSING VERTICAL BOUNDARIES. Toward a Healthy Hierarchy. Stepping Up to the Line: How Healthy is Your Organization's Hierarchy? Rewiring and Returning the Hierarchy. FREE MOVEMENT SIDE TO SIDE: CROSSING HORIZONTAL BOUNDARIES. Beyond Turf and Territory. Stepping up to the Line: How Congruent are Your Organization's Horizontal Boundaries? Integrating Resources to Serve the Customer. FREE MOVEMENT ALONG THE VALUE CHAIN: CROSSING EXTERNAL BOUNDARIES. Toward Partnership with Customers and Suppliers. Stepping Up to the Line: How Well Linked is Your Organization's Value Chain? Strengthening the Value Chain. FREE GLOBAL MOVEMENT: CROSSING GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES. Toward the Global Corporation. Stepping up to the Line: How Far Along the Path to Globalization is Your Organization? Actions for Global Learners, Launchers, and Leaders. CONCLUSION. Making it Happen: Leading Toward the Boundaryless Organisation. Stepping up to the Line: Are You a Boundaryless Leader?
About the Author
RON ASHKENAS is a partner in the consulting firm of Robert Schaeffer and Associates in Stamford, Connecticut. DAVE ULRICH is professor of business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. TODD JICK is a consultant with the Center for Executive Development in Boston. STEVE KERR was handpicked by Jack Welch to lead the boundary-breaking charge at General Electric; he is vice president, Corporate Leadership Development at GE in Miami.
|Publisher: ||Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 15.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.54 kg)|