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Brave new work, are you ready to reinvent your organization?, Aaron Dignan

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Brave new work, are you ready to reinvent your organization?, Aaron Dignan
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Brave new work
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1037294499
Responsibility statement
Aaron Dignan
Sub title
are you ready to reinvent your organization?
Summary
Aaron Dignan confronts teams all over the world with one simple question: "What's stopping you from doing the best work of your life?" He's found that nearly everyone, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, points to the same frustrations: lack of trust, bottlenecks in decision making, siloed functions and teams, meeting and email overload, tiresome budgeting,short-term thinking, and more. Dignan says you can't fix a team, department, or organization by tinkering around the edges. Over the years, he has helped his clients completely reinvent their operating systems- the fundamental principles and practices that shape their culture- with extra-ordinary success. And they're not alone. Their stories may sound improbable, but in Brave New Work you'll learn exactly how they and other organizations are inventing a smarter, healthier, and more effective way to work. Not through top-down mandates, but through groundswell of autonomy, trust, and transparency.--adapted from book jacket"This is the management book of the year. Clear, powerful and urgent, it's a must read for anyone who cares about where they work and how they work." Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing "This book is a breath of fresh air. Read it now, and make sure your boss does too." Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take , Originals , and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg Aaron Dignan is the driverbehind some of today's most agile, fastest-scalingcompanies. In this book, he reveals his tested strategies for eliminating red tape, dissolving bureaucracy, and doing the best work of your life. Hes found that nearly everyone, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, points to the same frustrations: lack of trust, bottlenecks in decision making, siloed functions and teams, meeting and email overload, tiresome budgeting, short-term thinking, and more. Is there any hope for a solution? Havent countless business gurus promised the answer, yet changed almost nothing about the way we work? Thats because we fail to recognize that organizations arent machines to be predicted and controlled. Theyre complex human systems full of potential waiting to be released. Dignan says you cant fix a team, department, or organization by tinkering around the edges. Over the years, he has helped his clients completely reinvent their operating systemsthe fundamental principles and practices that shape their culturewith extraordinary success. Imagine a bank that abandoned traditional budgeting, only to outperform its competition for decades. An appliance manufacturer that divided itself into 2,000 autonomous teams, resulting not in chaos but rapid growth. A healthcare provider with an HQ of just 50 people supporting over 14,000 people in the fieldthat is named the "best place to work" year after year.. And even a team that saved, million per year by cancelling one monthly meeting.<br> <br> Their stories may sound improbable, but in <i> Brave New Work</i> youll learn exactly how they and other organizations are inventing a smarter, healthier, and more effective way to work. Not through top down mandates, but through a groundswell of autonomy, trust, and transparency.<br> <br> Whether you lead a team of ten or ten thousand, improving your operating system is the single most powerful thing you can do. The only question is, are you ready?
Table Of Contents
The future of work -- The operating system -- The change -- What dreams may come
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