Working Both Ways...West Point and Woodstock: Authoritative Leadership and Democratic Decision Making

Working Both Ways...West Point and Woodstock: Authoritative Leadership and Democratic Decision Making

by Inder Sidhu
     
 

This Element is an excerpt from Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth (9780137083640) by Inder Sidhu. Available in print and digital formats.

How to get the best of both "command and control" and "decentralized" organizational structures--and avoid the drawbacks of each.

In command-and-control models, power

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This Element is an excerpt from Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth (9780137083640) by Inder Sidhu. Available in print and digital formats.

How to get the best of both "command and control" and "decentralized" organizational structures--and avoid the drawbacks of each.

In command-and-control models, power flows downward through a hierarchal pyramid of authority. These models provide scale, replicability, and accountability, but aren't optimized for speed or flexibility. In contrast, collaborative environments often foster creativity, and operate faster. However, they often fail to execute decisively or measure progress accurately. Scale or speed? Replicability or flexibility? What if you didn't have to choose?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132639668
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Series:
FTPress Executive Briefs
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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