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Growing Pains

Building Sustainably Successful Organizations

Gebonden Engels 2016 9781118916407
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An insightful and practical toolkit for managing organizational growth
Growing Pains is the definitive guide to the life cycle of an organization, and the optimization strategies that make the organization stronger. Whether growth is rapid, slow, or not occurring at all, this book provides a host of solid tools and recommendations for putting everything in order. Now in its fifth edition, this invaluable guide has been fully updated to reflect the current economic climate, and includes new case studies and chapters discussing nonprofit life cycle tools, leadership challenges and the "leadership molecule", and real–world applications of the frameworks presented. The latest empirical research is presented in the context of these ideas, including new data on strategic organizational development. Mini–cases that illustrate growth management issues have been added throughout, with additional coverage of international entrepreneurship and companies that provide a frame of reference for the perspective being developed.
Growing pains are normal, and a valuable indicator of organizational health, but they indicate the need for new systems, processes, and structure to support the organization′s size. This book provides a practical framework for managing the process, applicable to organizations of all sizes.

-Understand the key stages of growth and the challenges of each

-Measure your organization′s growing pains and development

-Deploy new tools that facilitate positive organizational development

-Make the necessary transitions required to ensure sustainable success

Some companies, even after brilliant beginnings, lose their way as growth throws them for a loop. Growing Pains identifies the underlying factors that promote long term success, and gives you a framework for successfully managing the transitions of growth.

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ISBN13:9781118916407
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:gebonden
Aantal pagina's:400
Verschijningsdatum:1-1-2016
Hoofdrubriek:Algemeen management

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Preface vii
Acknowledgments xiii

PART I A Framework for Developing Successful Organizations 1
CHAPTER 1 Transitions Required to Build Sustainably Successful Organizations® 5
CHAPTER 2 Building Sustainably Successful Organizations®: The Pyramid of Organizational Development 25
CHAPTER 3 Identifying and Surviving the First Four Stages of Organizational Growth 47
CHAPTER 4 Managing the Advanced Stages of Growth 71
CHAPTER 5 Recognizing Growing Pains and Assessing the Need for Change 93

PART II Mastering the Tools for Building Sustainably Successful Organizations® 113
CHAPTER 6 Strategic Planning 117
CHAPTER 7 Organizational Structure 159
CHAPTER 8 Organizational Control and Performance Management Systems 185
CHAPTER 9 Management and Leadership Development 215
CHAPTER 10 Corporate Culture Management 243

PART III Special Aspects of Organizational Transitions in Growing and Changing Enterprises 275
CHAPTER 11 Building Sustainably Successful Nonprofits 277
CHAPTER 12 The Challenge of Leadership Throughout the Organizational Life Cycle 305
CHAPTER 13 Building Sustainably Successful Organizations®: The Frameworks, Tools, and Methods in Action 331
About the Authors 363
Index 365

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