Response Ability: The Language, Structure, and Culture of the Agile Enterprise / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$110.00
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$82.50
(Save 25%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $13.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 87%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (14) from $13.99   
  • New (7) from $74.82   
  • Used (7) from $13.99   

Overview

Gurus have long insisted that, to survive and thrive in anincreasingly dynamic and uncertain business environment,organizations must be willing and able to change rapidly andrepeatedly in response to changing conditions. Until now, however,none has addressed the practical, physical aspects of how a companycan achieve this kind of agility. Is it possible to design anorganization and all of its parts to transform themselves withcompetence into whatever a new situation requires?

Rick Dove answers this question with a resounding "Yes!" InResponse Ability: The Language, Structure, and Culture of the AgileEnterprise, Dove defines and illustrates the characteristics thatmake a business and its systems easy to change at any level. Heexplains how to acquire these characteristics; supplies the toolsand techniques needed to implement them; and demonstrates how touse them, not only to effect change but also to direct it.

Using positive and negative examples from major companies,including Microsoft, GM, and LSI Logic, Response Ability showsreaders how to analyze opportunities and problems for theiroperational dynamics and how to use the results of this analysis toestablish a solution strategy. This professional management primeralso demonstrates how to measure change proficiency, profile anorganization's ability to change, and establish a strategy forimproving a company's change profile.

Corporate culture has an enormous impact on a company's agility.Response Ability analyzes the role of culture in an organization'schange profile and demonstrates how to insert new, change-orientedvalues and competencies into an established corporate culture, nomatter what it may be.

For senior managers, manufacturing managers, and organizationalmanagers in companies of virtually any size in any market orindustrial segment, Response Ability makes the concepts of agilityand responsiveness real and actionable. Supplemented with numerousmetrics and exercises, this eye-opening and completely practicalresource will help organizations adapt and respond to changes inthe business environment now and for years to come.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Defines and illustrates the characteristics that make a business and its systems easy to change at any level. Explains how businesses can acquire these characteristics, and demonstrates how to use specific tools and techniques to direct change. Successful and unsuccessful examples from major companies show how to analyze opportunities and problems for their operational dynamics and how to use the results of this analysis to establish a solution strategy. There is also discussion of the role of corporate culture. Dove is an expert in the areas of organizational change and the agile enterprise. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471350187
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/13/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

RICK DOVE is the founder and Chairman of Paradigm Shift International and a prominent expert in the areas of organizational change and the agile enterprise. His work in the area of agility spearheaded the Twenty-First-Century Enterprise Strategy project at Lehigh University and popularized the concept of agility. Dove has written more than 125 articles on the topics of change proficiency and the agile enterprise. He is recognized worldwide as a leading thinker in this area of management.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

AGILITY, RESPONSE ABILITY, AND CULTURE.

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.

References.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)