Creative Compartments: A Design for Future Organization

Creative Compartments: A Design for Future Organization

by Gerard Fairtlough


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275950903
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/07/1994
Series: Praeger Studies on the 21st Century Series
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

GERARD FAIRTLOUGH held executive-level positions with Royal Dutch Shell prior to founding an innovative biotechnology company, Celltech, where he was CEO for 10 years. He is now a writer and adviser to various organizations, large and small. He is also a member of the Global Business Network, an organization based in Emeryville, California, which brings people and companies together to learn and plan for the future in a continuous conversation on the 21st century.

Table of Contents




Openness and Trust, Empowerment and Commitment

The Blankets of Hierarchy

The Size of the Clan

Compartments and Communication

The Creative Compartment

Power and Conflict

Markets and Hierarchies, Clans and Fiefs

Islands and Bridges

The Practice of Critique

Redesigning Large Organizations

Families of Compartments

Widespread Change

Bibliography and Further Reading


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