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Author Bodell, Lisa.

Title Kill the company : end the status quo, start an innovation revolution / by Lisa Bodell
Published Brookline, Mass. : Bibliomotion, Inc., ©2012


Description 1 online resource
Summary Annotation In the ever-changing world of business, we've arrived at a point where process has trumped culture, where the race toward efficiency has made us complacent and unable to reach our potential. Stuck in the land of status quo, we've forgotten how to think. And the very structures put in place to help businesses grow are now holding them back. It's time to KILL THE COMPANY. This book is a call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and work. But instead of more one-size-fits-all change initiatives forced upon employees, we need to embrace smaller, positive behavioral changes that create ripple effects throughout the organization. Thinking can no longer be exclusive to the creative team or lead strategists. Rather, a culture of curiosity must be fostered among the ranks to shake up our standard practices, from unproductive meetings to go-nowhere strategic planning. This revolution can and will awaken our ability to think, and ultimately, to innovate and grow. In Kill the Company, innovation specialist Lisa Bodell urges companies to shift the mindset from business as usual to the company of the future, to move from what she calls "Zombies, Inc." to "Think, Inc." This involves both risk and trust: to allow all employees the opportunity and environment to be curious and inquisitiveeven challenging and provocative when the situation calls for it. Too often, this type of behavior is seen as threatening, says Bodell, who has actually been told by CEOs that they discourage employees from thinking. In step with the call to Kill the Company, is a plea to kill fear, complacency, and the all-too-familiar answer from our leaders: "I can't be bothered with your (perhaps brilliant) idea." Bodell also looks at how we got to Zombies, Inc., exploring how our educational system contributes to the lack of inquiry and problem-solving skills, showing how conformity is rewarded early on. She also draws from the work of such education luminaries as Sir Ken Robinson and the groundbreaking Blue School (founded by members of the Blue Man Group). In the end, readers of Kill the Company will have a full sense of how much riskier it is to stay here in the status quo than to break out and think. An enhanced eBook version with video and audio, optimized for color tablets, is also available."Lisa has done the impossible: she's written a book that's simple, powerful and rewards organizations that have the guts to make change." (Seth Godin, author of The Purple Cow, Linchpin, We Are All Weird, and other best-sellers)"At Zappos, one of our core values is to 'Embrace and Drive Change.' Kill?the Company shatters traditional notions of culture change and innovation.?This book gives a fresh and interesting approach to businesses looking to make changes to their own cultures."?(Tony Hsieh, NY Times best-selling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO?of, Inc.)"Lisa Bodell is a first class change agent in the corporate world. She points out the often obvious but totally ingrained things that are stifling our companies, then goes on to share her plan for how we can start our own 'innovation revolution.' " (Marshall Goldsmith, author of the NY Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There)
Notes Title from title screen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Organizational change.
Creative ability in business.
Creative thinking.
Organizational behavior.
Strategic planning.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
Creative ability in business.
Creative thinking.
Organizational behavior.
Organizational change.
Strategic planning.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012932655
ISBN 9781937134037