Survival of the Smartest: Managing Information for Rapid Action and World-Class Performance / Edition 1

Survival of the Smartest: Managing Information for Rapid Action and World-Class Performance / Edition 1

by Haim Mendelson, Johannes Ziegler
     
 

Drawing on the innovative concept of Organizational IQ and a study of companies in seventeen countries, Survival of the Smartest charts a course for managers to follow into the twenty-first century. At the heart of the book is the authors' tool for assessing an organization's future health, which they call Organizational IQ. It measures a company's ability to

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Drawing on the innovative concept of Organizational IQ and a study of companies in seventeen countries, Survival of the Smartest charts a course for managers to follow into the twenty-first century. At the heart of the book is the authors' tool for assessing an organization's future health, which they call Organizational IQ. It measures a company's ability to quickly process information and make effective decisions. As industry clock speeds accelerate everywhere, a high IQ has become a prerequisite for survival. Low IQ companies that the authors studied, on the other hand, have already vanished. Case studies from Hewlett-Packard, British Petroleum, Sun Microsystems, and Chrysler, among others, illustrate how companies can improve their Organizational IQs. How did Hewlett-Packard become the dominant player in printing? How did British Petroleum transform itself from a stodgy behemoth into the most agile and competitive player in the oil industry? How did Chrysler rise from the brink of bankruptcy to become the auto industry's prized asset? In these companies, technology by itself played only a secondary role: to be successful, the entire organization had to become smarter. The authors show how key strategic decisions turned around these companies' Organizational IQs-and with it, their fortunes. A detailed company case study takes you in slow motion through the different steps you can take to improve the IQ of your own organization. Survival of the Smartest offers a rare blend of a coherent framework, in-depth company case studies, a sound research base, and a detailed, step-by-step implementation example. Based on a landmark study of 164 organizations worldwide, conducted as part of a partnership between Stanford University, McKinsey & Company, and the University of Augsburg, Organizational IQ is proving to be the acid test for the success or failure of companies around the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471295600
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/08/1999
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

The Quick and the Dead.

INFORMATION AGE PRINCIPLES.

Information Awareness.

Decision Architecture.

Internal Knowledge Dissemination.

Organizational Focus.

Information Age Business Networks.

COMPANY CASE STUDIES: GETTING SMARTER.

Turbo-Charging The HP Way.

Acer's Roller-Coaster into the Information Age.

British Petroleum: From Tanker to Speedboat.

YOUR TURN.

Modex: An IQ Turnaround.

Next Steps.

Appendix.

Notes.

Index.

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