Building High-Performance, High-Trust Organizations : Decentralization 2.0
Some vanguard companies have evolved to a higher level of decentralization originating in the enabling-and-autonomy paradigm. A new kind of deep leadership is practiced by these spirit-driven organizations. This book brings together theory and case studies to cover historical origins and developments of both types of decentralization.
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- Hardback | 200 pages
- 140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 3,894g
- 18 Jul 2014
- Palgrave MacMillan
- Basingstoke, United Kingdom
- 2014 ed.
- XXIV, 200 p.
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Table of contents
Prologue 1. Complexity is a Consequence of Living in a Sandpile World 2. Only Variety Absorbs Complexity 3. Top-down Decentralization and the Folly of Power First Story: The Pennsylvania Railroad Company 4. Going Against the Grain: Aborted Bottom-up Decentralization Second Story: The Durham Coal Miners 5. Common-sense Decentralization by Working with Human Nature - Not Against It Third Story: Svenska Handelsbanken 6. Deep Leadership Creates the Social Glue Keeping High-variety Organizations Together Epilogue
About Gerrit Broekstra
Originally a physicist with a life-long interest in the complexity sciences, Gerrit Broekstra is Professor Emeritus of Organization Behavior at the Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands. He was previously a professor and dean at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands, and a visiting professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.