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The Dynamic Enterprise is one that enables all its people to look courageously and strategically into the future and to quickly and effectively put their imperatives into action. The powerful ideas presented here have been used successfully by businesses and institutions around the world. Friedman and Gyr's expert advice gives executives, managers, change agents, and other stakeholders the means to redesign their work and expedite change to create a future they all believe in.

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"Compelling, thoughtful, and pragmatic, The Dynamic Enterprise offers a holistic and integrated approach to organizational change. A must read for any leader intent on building a successful enterprise." —Ian Dean, director, Groman Consulting Group, South Africa

"Thriving in our ever-changing world requires clear thinking and a team focus. Friedman and Gyr provide tools based on practical experiences to help executives and change agents rise to the challenge of creating organizations that are responsive to and capitalize on change." —Wayne Moon, chairman and CEO, Blue Shield of California

"The Dynamic Enterprise convinced me that everyone in the company needs a working knowledge of strategy and change'and that they can get it." —Cheryl Van, vice president, human resources, Visa International

"The Enterprise Development Framework explained in this book was the key tool we used in driving our company to the highest level of organizational excellence so far attained in the corporation's worldwide Signature of Quality Program. It is comprehensive yet simple to use and will make a significant difference in any organization." —Godofredo R. Rodriguez, president and managing director, Johnson & Johnson, Philippines

"People are the drivers of today's competitive business advantages. Like never before, organizations need human resource leaders to formulate and communicate clear meaning and direction in a changing workplace. The Dynamic Enterprise is a guide for turning uncertainty into strategic success." —Michael R. Losey, president and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management

"The Dynamic Enterprise is full of simple yet powerful tools for thriving and growing in today's global business environment-particularly useful for those working on making a fundamental strategic shift." —J. S. Leggate, business unit leader, Sector North Sea, British Petroleum Exploration

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Meet the Author

HERMAN GYR cofounders of the Enterprise Development Group, specialize in strategy development and implementation for work groups facing complex change. They consult internationally in a wide range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, health care, oil and gas, financial services, utilities, fisheries, government, and universities.

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Table of Contents

PrefaceThe AuthorsPrologue: The Gift of Perspective
Part One: Facing Chaos
1. Exponential Change and the New Business Environment
2. Leveraging Chaos: The Dynamic Enterprise
Part Two: From Chaos to Strategy
3. An Overview of Enterprise Development
4. Seeing the Whole: The Enterprise as a Dynamic System
5. Creating a Shared Vision of the Future Enterprise
6. Understanding the Past, the Present, and the Change Required
7. Understanding the Nature of Change: Business and Organizational Life Cycles
8. Mobilizing the Three Essential Drivers for Change
Part Three: From Strategy to Performance
9. Creating the Enterprise Development Workplan

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