Agility Factor: Building Adaptable Organizations for Superior Performance Christopher G. Worley

ISBN: 9781306979580

Published: October 14th 2014

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199 pages


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Agility Factor: Building Adaptable Organizations for Superior Performance  by  Christopher G. Worley

Agility Factor: Building Adaptable Organizations for Superior Performance by Christopher G. Worley
October 14th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 199 pages | ISBN: 9781306979580 | 4.73 Mb

A research-based approach to achieving long-term profitability in businessWhat does it take to guarantee success and profitability over time? Authors Christopher G. Worley, a senior research scientist, Thomas D. Williams, an executive advisor, andMoreA research-based approach to achieving long-term profitability in businessWhat does it take to guarantee success and profitability over time?

Authors Christopher G. Worley, a senior research scientist, Thomas D. Williams, an executive advisor, and Edward E. Lawler III, one of the countrys leading management experts, set out to find the answer. In The Agility Factor: Building Adaptable Organizations for Superior Performance the authors reveal the factors that drive long-term profitability based on the practices of successful companies that have consistently outperformed their peers. Of the 234 large companies across 18 industries that were studied, there were few companies that delivered sustained performance across the board.

The authors found that across industries, the most successful companies were not the usual suspects found in the media, but companies who possessed a quiet agility that allowed them to quickly perceive and respond to changes so that they could continue to grow. Agility gives organizations the ability to adapt to fluctuations in the environment, test possible responses, and implement changes quickly. This book offers specific, research-based case studies to help organizational leaders use agility to achieve sustained profitability and performance while also becoming more adaptable to a changing marketplace.For executives, leaders, consultants, board members and all those responsible for the long-term health of organizations, this insightful guide outlines: The components of agility for business organizationsHow to successfully build agility within an organizationHow agility has its foundation in good management practicesHow to use agility to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace



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