High Commitment High Performance How to Build a Resilient Organization for Sustained Advantage

ISBN-10: 0787972282

ISBN-13: 9780787972288

Edition: 2009

Authors: Beer, Michael Beer, Beer
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Description: How to create the high-performance, high-commitment organizationIntegrating knowledge from strategic management, performance management, and organization design, strategic human resource expert and Harvard Business School Professor Michael Beer outlines what the high-commitment, high-performance organization looks like and provides practitioners with the transformation process to help them get there. Starting with leaders who have the right values, Beer shows how to weave together a complete system that includes top-to-bottom communication, organization design, HR policies, and leadership transformation process, and outlines what practitioners must do in HR, structure, systems, goals, culture, and strategy to create high-performance organizations.Michael Beer (Concord, MA) is Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at Harvard Business School and Chairman of True Point, a research-based consultancy.

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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/4/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Michael Beer. Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School and chairman of TruePoint Partners and the not-for-profit TruePoint Center. He is an authority on organizational effectiveness, strategic change, and strategic human resource management. He has taught courses in all of these fields and authored or co-authored nine books. With Russ Eisenstat and Bert Spector he is author of the award winning 1990 book The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal published by HBSP. His latest book, The High Commitment High Performance Casebook: How to Build A Resilient Organization for Sustained Advantage, will be published by Jossey Bass in July 2009. Flemming Norrgren. Professor at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and a noted researcher and author of many articles in noted journals. He is co-director and founder of Fenix, a not-for-profit management research and development institute, and a fellow at the TruePoint Center. Russell Eisenstat. President of TruePoint, a research based consultancy, and a fellow at the TruePoint Center. He is a former faculty member at Harvard Business School, has co-authored numerous articles, and also co-authored the award winning HBSP book The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal with Mike Beer. Nathaniel Foote. Managing director of TruePoint and a fellow at The TruePoint Center. He is a former partner at McKinsey where he headed their organizational practice division and is the author and co-author of several influential management articles. Tobias Fredberg. Assistant professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and the primary researcher for this project. He also teaches at other universities in Sweden, Germany, and Austria. He collaborates on research about managing strategic change and innovation with several major companies. He is also involved with the TruePoint Center for High Commitment and Performance. John Butman, developer and collaborating writer. Principal of The Butman Company, Inc., book developers, collaborating writers, and implementers of idea platforms for clients around the world. John has been involved in the creation of more than twenty books including TRADING UP: The New American Luxury, a BusinessWeek bestseller and winner of the Berry-AMA prize for best marketing book of 2003; GLOBALITY: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything, an Economist Pick of the Pile for 2008; and REAL BOYS: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood, a New York Times #2 bestseller.

Preface
Introduction
The High Commitment, High Performance Organization
Pillars of High Commitment and Performance Organizations
Principled Choice and Discipline Are Essential
Building the High Commitment, High Performance System
What Stands in the Way
Hidden Barriers to Sustained High Commitment and High Performance
Leadership and Learning Change Levers
Change Lever 1: Lead a Collective Learning Process
Change Lever 2: Enable Truth to Speak to Power
Organization Design Change Levers
Change Lever 3: Manage Organizational Performance Strategically
Change Lever 4: Organize for Performance and Commitment
Change Lever 5: Develop Human and Social Capital
Transforming the Organization
Embrace E and O Change Strategies
Epilogue
Endnotes
Acknowledgments
The Author
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