Rapid Results!: How 100-Day Projects Build the Capacity for Large-Scale Change [NOOK Book]

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Rapid Results! shows how to make large-scale changes succeed  by using 100-day results-producing projects to develop this vital implementation capability. Written by Robert H. Schaffer, Ronald N. Ashkenas, and their associates—leaders in the field of change management—Rapid Results! describes an approach that has been field-tested by real organizations of every size and description to improve performance and speed the pace of change.

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Rapid Results!: How 100-Day Projects Build the Capacity for Large-Scale Change

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Overview

Rapid Results! shows how to make large-scale changes succeed  by using 100-day results-producing projects to develop this vital implementation capability. Written by Robert H. Schaffer, Ronald N. Ashkenas, and their associates—leaders in the field of change management—Rapid Results! describes an approach that has been field-tested by real organizations of every size and description to improve performance and speed the pace of change.

Rapid results projects produce results quickly, introduce new work patterns, and enable participants to learn a variety of lessons about managing change. Step by step, the book describes how the use of rapid-cycle, or 100-day, projects   will multiply your organization’s power to succeed at large-scale change. Schaffer and Ashkenas specifically outline the concept behind 100-day projects and show you how to

  • Set up the architecture to implement rapid results projects
  • Improve operational performance and also attain hard results in the soft areas of management
  • Build rapid results into major organizational change such as reorganization, acquisition integration, and international development
  • Use rapid results to drive leadership development and culture change
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Soundview Executive Book Summaries
Today, more large-scale changes are happening in the business environment than ever. To show leaders how to use short-term achievement projects to make large-scale changes happen, strategy experts Robert H. Schaffer and Ronald N. Ashkenas present the keys to these rapid-cycle projects. Using examples from a variety of companies and industries, including Georgia-Pacific and Avery Dennison, Rapid Results! shows how rapid-cycle projects capture untapped energy and creativity, and put them to work. Copyright © 2006 Soundview Executive Book Summaries
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118046777
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 763 KB

Meet the Author

Robert H. Schaffer is the founder and Ronald N. Ashkenas is a managing partner of Robert H. Schaffer & Associates in Stamford, Connecticut. Schaffer is the author of The Breakthrough Strategy and High-Impact Consulting. Ashkenas is a coach to CEOs and speaker on organizational transformation. He is the coauthor of The Boundaryless Organization and The GE Work-Out. The authors can be reached at info@rhsa.com
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Part One: Implementation Capability: Strengthening the Weakest Link.

1. A Thousand Cures: Which One Is Right?

2. The Potential Is There to Respond.

3. Start with Results, Not Preparations.

Part Two: Rapid Results: Expanding Implementation Capability.

4. Gain Rapid Results on Key Goals.

5. Mobilize Large Numbers of People in Change.

6. Build Your Own Unique Transformation Process.

7. Georgia-Pacific Takes It All the Way.

Part Three: Using Enhanced Implementation Capability to Execute Large-Scale Change.

8. Make Acquisitions and Mergers Succeed.

9. Unleash Implementation Capacity in Developing Countries.

10. Spark Strategic Momentum with Rapid Results.

11. Develop Leaders Through Results Achievement.

Part Four: Conclusion.

12. Challenge for Leaders: You Can Make It Happen!

Will You?

Notes.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

Index.

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    Posted June 19, 2006

    How to make projects work, in 100 day increments

    Authors and consultants Robert H. Schaffer and Ronald N. Ashkenas address their book to leaders who face the challenge of making rapid changes in their organizations ¿ especially to those who know they need to move performance to a higher level, yet are too impatient to execute large-scale change. Schaffer and Ashkenas flatly deny that you need to make any trade-off between short-term gains and long-range organizational capabilities. They offer advice about such changes as new information systems, research and development, product innovation, mergers and acquisitions, and even the use of rapid-results projects in developing countries. Essentially, they take a step-by-step approach to building your organization's ability to achieve short-term change with long-term impact. Despite the authors' occasional self-promotional moments, we find that they offer solid, worthwhile information for CEOs, project managers and other executives.

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