Tumultuous changes affecting corporations have left managers and employees reeling from the shocks and searching for the holy grail of management solutions to set their companies straight. But the techniques-du-jour or programs-of-the-month have done nothing but confuse employees,create chaos in the organization,and cause everyone to lose focus of the true strategic objectives. The key to success is not just some new technique or management trend. It's just not that simple. The high-performance organizations of tomorrow must learn how to deftly balance the tensions and conflicts that challenge the progress and effectiveness of any large enterprise. The Paradox Principles shows managers how to face those conflicts and use paradox as a dynamic tool to create balance and focus within an organization. Lessons learned from executives at over 200 high-performance companies and the collective experience of the Price Waterhouse Change Integration Team show managers how to achieve unparalleled success by better managing the paradoxes inherent in their industry,organization,and strategy. The authors also show managers facing unchartered waters how to: create a high performance organization that is focused and strategically balanced; develop management styles with the best blend of operational efficiency and strategic effectiveness; align the actions of everyone through the use of fewer,more effective,performance measures; manage the complexity and chaos caused by the level of change buffeting all organizations today; move beyond all the hand-wringing about behaviors and beliefs to create a new and positive culture in the organization.
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Table of ContentsPart I: Chaos, Complexity, Contradiction: The New Corporate Reality.
The Five Paradox Principles.
Part II: The First Paradox Principles.
Part II: The First Paradox Principle: Positive Change Requires Significant Stability.
Change and Stability.
Fortifying Change with Stability.
Part III: The Second Paradox Principle: To Build an Enterprise, Focus Upon the Individual.
One Individual at a Time.
Building the Enterprise.
Part IV: The Third Paradox Principle: Focus Directly on Culture, Indirectly.
Culture and Performance.
Forging a New Culture.
Part V: The Fourth Paradox Principle: True Empowerment Requires Forceful Leadership.
Empowering Through Leadership.
Of Carrots and Sticksand Technology Management.
Part VI: The Fifth Paradox Principle: In Order to Build, You Must Tear Down.
Crafting Strategy in the New Environment.
The Fall and Rise of Human Resources Management.
Part VII: Fifteen Rules: A Manifesto on Managing Paradox.