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Response Ability: The Language, Structure, and Culture of the Agile Enterprise helps companies keep up with an ever-changing business environment driven by the explosion and rapid application of new knowledge and increasing connectivity and communication. This twenty-first-century business primer identifies corporate characteristics that facilitate change and shows managers how to instill these competencies in every part of any organization.
This user's manual for the new economy shows companies how to reconfigure themselves to respond quickly when a business situation demands rapid changes in organization, distribution logistics, production capability, innovation capability, resource procurement, product design, service strategy, or any other activity or competency. It provides a strategic context for lean operating practices, puts knowledge management and the learning organization in perspective, and offers a framework within which to apply today's best advice on new business practices and strategic focus.
This timely guide is the ultimate resource for enterprises struggling to adjust to rapidly changing economic conditions and for managers at any level who must introduce agility into a department, division, or entire organization. It is also an excellent supporting reference and tutorial for all others who will take part in the transformation.
Putting Agility in Its Place.
Change-Enabling Structure and Culture.
CHANGE PROFICIENCY: THE LANGUAGE OF AGILE ENTERPRISE.
Frameworks for Change Proficiency.
Response Situation Analysis.
ADAPTABLE STRUCTURE: THE ENABLER OF AGILE ENTERPRISE.
Enabling Response Ability.
Response-Able Enterprise Systems.
Systematic Design of Response-Able Systems.
Intuitive Design of Response-Able Systems.
KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURE: THE WAY OF THE AGILE ENTERPRISE.
Waking Up the Enterprise.
Becoming and Managing the Response-Able Enterprise.