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Author Wilson, Clive 1955- author

Title Designing the purposeful organization : how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries / Clive Wilson
Published London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction: Setting the scene; 01 The power of a compelling purpose; Why are we here?; The evidence in favour of being purposeful: The 'Golden Thread'; The power of focus; Getting to the heart of purpose; Establishing our primary purpose; The wider perspective; The granularity of purpose; Purposeful teams; Using purpose in the day-to-day; Looking ahead; 10 questions on purpose; Further reading; 02 Clarity of vision; Defining vision; Where to start?; The most inspiring visions; Sharing the vision; The language of vision; Owning the vision
A purposeful shift in consciousnessSuccessful teams; Success and talent; 10 questions on success; Further reading; 08 Liberating our talents; Defining talent; The war for talent and our obsession with competence; Progressive strategies for talent management; Talent liberation; Purposeful talent: a question of ignition; Talent constellations; Talent alignment: creating a purposeful talent-centred culture; Talent collaboration: talent forum; 10 questions on talent; Further reading; 09 A call to action; A quick recap; This milestone; Consciously rewriting our DNA
Aligning perspectivesCapturing vision at the workplace; 10 questions on vision; Further reading; 03 Engaging to create a learning ecosystem; A declaration; Evidence that engagement makes good business sense; Engagement lessons from the natural world; Cue the 'learning organization'; Purposeful engagement in learning; Examples of the learning ecosystem (ELAS) at work; Overcoming the boundary of current knowledge; 10 questions on engagement; Further reading; 04 Building structures to deliver; A proposition; Corporate structure; Learning from life
Fractal geometry: Critical implications for corporate structurePurposeful structures (Chapter 1); Visionary structures (Chapter 2); Structures for engagement (Chapter 3); Structures to evolve the character of what we do (Chapter 5); Structures to measure results (Chapter 6); Structures for success (Chapter 7); Structures for talent (Chapter 8); Who designs the corporate systems?; Keeping it simple; 10 questions on structure; Further reading; 05 Strength of character; Roman roots; Be 'GlobeSmart'; Strength of character; The power of culture; Culture and purpose
Leadership and its impact on cultureThe boundaries of culture; Values and the boundary of cultural entropy; All may not be what it seems; History; The culture of a learning organization; 10 questions on character; Further reading; 06 Results to track purposeful progress; An affirmation; Purpose-driven or results-driven?; A 10-step guide: Targeting and achieving powerful results; 10 questions on results; Further reading; 07 The secret of success; Success is personal; The perceived wisdom of the world until now; What is success?; Our success at work; Providing structures for success
Summary Globalization, competition and recession have created an overwhelming pressure on organizations to deliver growth. This has often resulted in tough performance targets being pushed down the line. Hard-hitting management may deliver short-term results but in the longer term key people burn out or leave, and business performance falls back. Designing the Purposeful Organization explains how to implement a more enlightened and authentic leadership style that aligns people's strengths to the delivery of a compelling future. It draws on a unique framework that helps leaders manage the eight element
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title page (Safari, viewed February 19, 2015)
Subject Employee motivation
Organizational effectiveness
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Behavior.
Employee motivation.
Organisatorisk effektivitet.
Organizational effectiveness.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0749472219
Other Titles How to inspire business performance beyond boundaries