Fast Forward: The Best Ideas on Managing Business Change

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This book brings together the best ideas from the Harvard Business Review on managing change in a business environment that feels like it is always moving at fast forward. It features two provocative essays written by James Champy and Nitin Nohria especially for this collection, urging managers to seize the opportunities for change and to set ambitious goals for the business results they want to achieve. In the 14 HBR articles and interviews selected by Champy and Nohria, Fast Forward offers a wealth of ideas for...
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Overview

This book brings together the best ideas from the Harvard Business Review on managing change in a business environment that feels like it is always moving at fast forward. It features two provocative essays written by James Champy and Nitin Nohria especially for this collection, urging managers to seize the opportunities for change and to set ambitious goals for the business results they want to achieve. In the 14 HBR articles and interviews selected by Champy and Nohria, Fast Forward offers a wealth of ideas for embracing change and using it to your company's greatest advantage. Champy and Nohria's pieces frame the collection and put the forces of change in perspective. They reflect on the central truths of all business change, assess popular methods of change management, predict the shape of organizations in the future, and discuss the leadership qualities - including authenticity and integrity - that are vital to success in the new environment.
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Publishers Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
Change driven by information technology is moving us forward so rapidly that management is hard-pressed to keep up. Champy (Reengineering Management) and Nohria (coauthor of Beyond the Hype) have edited and contributed to a collection of 16 insightful essays designed to steer company managers safely into the future. Management guru Peter Drucker says in one piece that a typical business 20 years hence will be organized more like a hospital, a university or a symphony orchestra than like its vertical counterpart today. It will be decentralized, composed of interactive, self-disciplined specialists, with fewer intervening levels of management. Other authors describe marketing strategies that are at once global in scope and rooted locally. The reinvention process is compared to a roller coaster, whereby the strong, the agile, the mentally alert and the well prepared prevail.
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Change driven by information technology is moving us forward so rapidly that management is hard-pressed to keep up. Champy (Reengineering Management) and Nohria (coauthor of Beyond the Hype) have edited and contributed to a collection of 16 insightful essays designed to steer company managers safely into the future. Management guru Peter Drucker says in one piece that a typical business 20 years hence will be organized more like a hospital, a university or a symphony orchestra than like its vertical counterpart today. It will be decentralized, composed of interactive, self-disciplined specialists, with fewer intervening levels of management. Other authors describe marketing strategies that are at once global in scope and rooted locally. The reinvention process is compared to a roller coaster, whereby the strong, the agile, the mentally alert and the well prepared prevail. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Champy (Reengineering Management: The Mandate for New Leadership, LJ 3/15/95) and Nohria (coauthor of Beyond the Hype: Rediscovering the Essence of Management, Harvard Business Sch., 1992) have compiled 14 articles and interviews on corporate change. Selections include pieces by prominent business scholars, e.g., Peter Drucker's "The Coming of the Organization" and John Kotter's "Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail." The book is divided into three sections: the future state (of organizations), the process of change (through changing business fundamentals or culture), and the new role of management (described as establishing identity, pursuing integrity, and nurturing initiative and creativity). While these selections are good, they can be found elsewhere; numerous books have addressed organizational change from varying angles, among them Robert Kriegel's Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers (LJ 1/96). For informed readers and specialists.-Kathy Shimpock-Vieweg, Muchmore & Wallwork Lib., Phoenix
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In 14 articles from the Harvard Business Review, plus two original essays, management experts and executives from companies including Pepsi North America and Xerox reflect on the central truths of business change, assess popular methods of change management, and predict the shape of organizations in the future. They discuss subjects such as how networks reshape organizations, the logic of global business, and leveraging processes for strategic advantage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875846736
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Series: Harvard Business Review Book
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Into the Storm: The Cycle of Change Quickens
The Coming of the New Organization 3
How Networks Reshape Organizations - for Results 15
From Value Chain to Value Constellation: Designing Interactive Strategy 39
The Logic of Global Business: An Interview with ABB's Percy Barnevik 61
Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail 91
Reengineering Work: Don't Automate, Obliterate 105
The Reinvention Roller Coaster: Risking the Present for a Powerful Future 121
Successful Change Programs Begin with Results 141
Leveraging Processes for Strategic Advantage: A Roundtable with Xerox's Allaire, USAA's Herres, SmithKline Beecham's Leschly, and Pepsi's Weatherup 157
The New Managerial Work 181
Changing the Role of Top Management: Beyond Systems to People 197
Whatever Happened to the Take-Charge Manager? 215
Managers and Leaders: Are They Different? 229
The CEO as Coach: An Interview with AlliedSignal's Lawrence A. Bossidy 247
Epilogue: The Eye of the Storm: The Force at the Center 263
About the Contributors 267
Index 273
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