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The Fat Firm: The Transformation of A Firm From Fat to Fit

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Using a fresh mix of talented cartooning and seasoned management, marketing, and learning expertise, The Fat Firm reveals the inner workings of real companies. It illustrates a host of situations in which people, cultures, and processes allow excess, waste, and inefficiency - in other words, fat - to creep into a firm and weaken its competitive edge. Most important, the book offers innovative advice on how firms can slim down and stay successful over the long haul.
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Overview

Using a fresh mix of talented cartooning and seasoned management, marketing, and learning expertise, The Fat Firm reveals the inner workings of real companies. It illustrates a host of situations in which people, cultures, and processes allow excess, waste, and inefficiency - in other words, fat - to creep into a firm and weaken its competitive edge. Most important, the book offers innovative advice on how firms can slim down and stay successful over the long haul.
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A comic look at the workings of corporations intended to educate as well as entertain. The text mixes cartoons with lessons in management, marketing, and general business. The authors look at how firms get fat and the culture and processes of the fat firm, and conclude with a look at the ideal fit firm. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070443921
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I How Firms Get Fat 1
1 Where to Look for Fat 6
2 How and Why Firms Get Fat 20
3 The Dynamics of the Fat Firm 27
Pt. II How People Create Fat 37
4 Motivators 40
5 Values and Attitudes 71
6 Personal Capabilities 88
Pt. III The Culture of the Fat Firm 107
7 The Elements of Culture 111
8 The Values of the Firm 114
9 The Workstyle of the Firm 138
10 How Cultures Become and Stay Fat 153
Pt. IV The Processes of the Fat Firm 157
11 A Hiring Process Illustration 162
12 Process Components 171
13 How Processes Get Fat 203
14 Why Fat Processes Survive 215
Pt. V The Fit Firm 221
15 Changing People 231
16 Changing Culture 246
17 Changing Processes 257
18 Changing the Firm 267
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2001

    Don't be afraid to read it, you may enjoy it!

    A fresh insight into the ways waste destroys corporations, a jewel!

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