Rewiring Organizations for the Networked Economy: Organizing, Managing, and Leading in the Information Age / Edition 1

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In Rewiring Organizations for the Networked Economy— a book in The Practicing Organization Development Series— OD expert Stan Herman and a stellar group of contributors have written a definitive resource book for OD practitioners that focuses on the effects of information technology on organizing, managing, and leading people within organizations. Throughout the book, you'll learn what new structures, processes, and attitudes are needed if organizations are to succeed in the new economy.

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"...who would benefit from reading this book...a great many people out there who could learn a lot..." (M2 Best Books, 5 September 2002)
Written for organization development practitioners, this book focuses on the effects of information technology on organizing, managing, and leading people within organizations. Ten chapters discuss the potential of information technology and outlines the structures, processes, and attitudes needed to make the most of it. Case studies illustrate the most successful strategies. The impact of information technology on human resources is given particular attention. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787960650
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/15/2002
  • Series: J-B O-D (Organizational Development) Series, #9
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanl Herman— a leading management consultant—has won acclaim for his pioneering insights in the field ofauthenticity and personal power in the world of work. He has spentmore than thirty years in the study of Eastern and Western wisdom,from which he provides contemporary applications to his clients.Herman is the author of The People Specialist (1968),Authentic Management (1977), A Force of Ones(Jossey-Bass, 1994), and The Tao at Work (Jossey-Bass,2001). He lives in Escondido, California.

Editorial Board: David Bradford, W. Warner Burke, EdithW. Seashore, Robert Tannenbaum, Christopher G. Worley, and ShaolinZhang.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Series.

Introduction to the Series.

Statement of the Board.




Part I: Setting the Stage.

1. From Prediction to Emergence :A New Fundamental (StanHerman).

Uncertainty Is Unavoidable.

Technology and Commerce Are the Key Driversof OrganizationChange.

Three Imperatives of Change Derived from InformationTechnology.

Part 2: The New Strategic Basics.

2. Strategic Navigation:Learning Viabilityin a World Wired forSpeed (Richard Hames).

Prerequisites for Viability.

Living Systems.

Viability Questionnaire.

Strategic Navigation.

Learning Your Way Forward.

3. Strategic Conversations in the Networked Economy (BillBruck).

Technology-Mediated Conversations.

The Changing Role of Change Agents.

Strategic Conversations Are Technology Conversations.


4. Inside the AOL Experience (Mary E.Foley).

Creating Hypergrowth Results.

Characteristics of AOL s Results-Oriented Culture.

Ambiguous Results or Results in Ambiguity?

AOL: A Hypergrowth Anomaly?

Getting a Clue.

Part 3: Collaborative Challenges.

5. Virtual Teamwork (Jeremy S.Lurey).

Critical Success Factors for Virtual Teams.

The Importance of Executive Sponsorship.

Domestic Versus Transnational Virtual Teams.

Implications for Improving Virtual Team Effectiveness.


6. Ready for Virtuality: A Case (Carol Willett).

What Is a Virtual Team?

A Case in Point: Teams at DOE.


7. The Whole System Transformation Conference:Fast Change for the21st Century (Roland L.Sullivan,Linda K.Fairburn,and WilliamJ.Rothwell).

The Challenge: A Universe Undergoing Substantialand AstonishingChange.

Whole System Transformation Conference.

The Whole System Transformation Conference Model.

Conceptual Framework and Underpinning Philosophy.


Part 4: HR,OD,and Information Technology.

8. Basic Info-Tech for Consultants (Perry Nelson).

Master the Use of E-Mail.

Use the Internet.

Learn About and Experience Participating in OnlineConferences.

Establish a Presence for Yourself on the Web.

Tips for Getting Up to Speed and Keeping Up withDevelopments.

9. HR and IT:Metamorphosis and Opportunities (JanaMarkowitz).

Technologies Begin to Blur the Lines.



Knowledge Management.

E-Cruiting: Internet-Based Recruiting.

Approaches to HR/IT Integration.

Should a New Economy Company Even Have an IT Organization?


Part 5: Conclusions and Implications.

10.Re-Evaluating Our Values for a Better Fit (Stan Herman).

Ideal Values.

New Theories.

Helpful or Heretical?

Expanding and Extending Perspectives.

About the Editor.

About the Series Editors.


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