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The Resource Designing the networked organization, Ken Everett ; with contributions by Richard White ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Designing the networked organization, Ken Everett ; with contributions by Richard White ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

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Designing the networked organization
Title
Designing the networked organization
Statement of responsibility
Ken Everett ; with contributions by Richard White ... [et al.]
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Ken Everett proposes the network as the organization of the future, and he wrote this book, with the help of five colleagues, to help the architects of such future organizations. He started a network of necessity - limited financial resources - but then encountered surprising benefits. He discovered networked organizations to be resilient, innovative, and leader-full and that these characteristics arise out of the design. This potential, he says, applies equally to networks of independent associates as it does to traditional organizations willing to adopt a new style of leadership - a style closer to "hosting" than "commanding." This is a practice-based book: Its developmental model was earned through experience. The model lays out three phases: from connections to communities to coalitions, or from "doing fine" to "getting better" to "getting better at getting better." Ken Everett illustrates these claims with real-life examples. He describes how a family company with only 3 employees grew to be represented in 30 countries via 300 colleagues. The potential of the networked organization is new, and that's what this book is about
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Everett, Ken
Dewey number
658.044
LC call number
HD69.S8
LC item number
.E847 2011
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White, Richard
Series statement
Strategic management collection,
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  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Business networks
  • Interorganizational relations
  • Communication in organizations
Summary expansion
This book explores how naturally connected organizations ( NCOs) can survive and thrive in an increasingly unpredictable world using the principles of natural connectivity, organic growth and collaboration. It shows how naturally connected organizations are resilient through cycles of boom and bust. The book argues that the success of these organizations is in their design, and that they are the organizations of the 2lst century. They demonstrate that a natural way of running a global business can work. This book builds on earlier work on networks and contributes to the Organizational Design field of management study. Naturally connected organizations are associations of companies and/or individuals, which function via collaboration, communication and connectivity for a shared purpose. NCOs use organic organizing principles rather than control mechanisms'. Traditional organizations embrace mechanical metaphors, the results of which are engineered or re-engineered organizations based on command and control. NCOs are based on natural, organic metaphors
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Designing the networked organization, Ken Everett ; with contributions by Richard White ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-169) and index
Contents
Preface -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Road map -- Chapter 3. Starting conditions -- Chapter 4. Creating connections -- Chapter 5. Crafting community -- Chapter 6. Hosting as leading -- Chapter 7. Convening coalitions -- Chapter 8. Suffocating a network -- Chapter 9. Organizations, networks, communities, and hybrids -- Chapter 10. The closing circle -- Resource 1: Money is thin; life is thick -- Resource 2: Affiliate profile -- Resource 3: Research project -- Resource 4: Case study -- Resource 5: Network voice -- Resource 6: About us -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000507420
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 electronic text (x, 173 pages)
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781606491966
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
10.4128/9781606491966
Other physical details
illustrations, digital file.
Publisher number
2
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000507420
Label
Designing the networked organization, Ken Everett ; with contributions by Richard White ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-169) and index
Contents
Preface -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Road map -- Chapter 3. Starting conditions -- Chapter 4. Creating connections -- Chapter 5. Crafting community -- Chapter 6. Hosting as leading -- Chapter 7. Convening coalitions -- Chapter 8. Suffocating a network -- Chapter 9. Organizations, networks, communities, and hybrids -- Chapter 10. The closing circle -- Resource 1: Money is thin; life is thick -- Resource 2: Affiliate profile -- Resource 3: Research project -- Resource 4: Case study -- Resource 5: Network voice -- Resource 6: About us -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000507420
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 electronic text (x, 173 pages)
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781606491966
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
10.4128/9781606491966
Other physical details
illustrations, digital file.
Publisher number
2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000507420

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