The Democratic Enterprise: Liberating Your Business with Freedom, Flexibility and Commitment by Lynda Gratton, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Democratic Enterprise: Liberating Your Business with Freedom, Flexibility and Commitment

The Democratic Enterprise: Liberating Your Business with Freedom, Flexibility and Commitment

by Lynda Gratton
     
 

"Lynda Gratton has captured, in a very profound way, the emerging realization of what truly matters in transforming businesses: people, purpose, and participation. In a word, democracy."

- Niall FitzGerald, Chairman, Unilever

"From time to time, a new idea crops up in the world of business that most managers consider to be absurd but that

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"Lynda Gratton has captured, in a very profound way, the emerging realization of what truly matters in transforming businesses: people, purpose, and participation. In a word, democracy."

- Niall FitzGerald, Chairman, Unilever

"From time to time, a new idea crops up in the world of business that most managers consider to be absurd but that ends up transforming companies. Zero defect was one such idea. The democratic enterprise is another. It is an aspirational quest but, as Lynda Gratton demonstrates in this marvellously written book, there is enough that corporate leaders and human resources specialists can do today to embrace the power of democratic processes to both raise the economic performance of their companies and build delightful organizations".

Sumantra Ghoshal, Professor of Strategy and International Management , London Business School

"Lynda Gratton has crafted a new classic. Democratic Enterprise draws on Greek and political traditions about democracy -- demo (people) and kratos (rule) -- and applies them to modern organizations. It is a masterpiece that connects individuals and their organizations with rich theory and realistic action.

Dave Ulrich, Professor of Business, University of Michigan

The Democratic Enterprise delivers the blueprint for a business built on choice and commitment. A business made fast through freedom and purposeful through meaning. This is a business people would choose to work for.

How can we change the way we manage and organise people to make the most of their talent and energy? The free to choose are fast to act for an enterprise theybelieve in, but they're also the first to leave an organisation that fails them. In The Democratic Enterprise Lynda Gratton sets out a practical blueprint for designing smarter working relationships based on free choice and shared purpose - where autonomy, choice and trust breed speed, flexibility and commitment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780273675280
Publisher:
FT Press
Publication date:
03/15/2004
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

 

Professor Lynda Gratton is Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at London Business School and a global authority on the people implications of strategy. At London Business School she directs the world-renowned executive programme ‘Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Organizations.' 

 

Her ideas about human resource strategy have profoundly influenced managers all over the world. Her book Living Strategy: putting people at the heart of corporate purpose published by FT Prentice Hall in 2000 has become a classic for HR professionals and an important part of the toolkit for line managers.

 

Over the last decade Dr Gratton has created a clear agenda for how organizations can become inspiring and meaningful. How each can become a ‘democratic enterprise'.

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