Titel: The Ultimate Advantage
Autor/en: Edward E. III Lawler, Lawler
Creating the High-Involvement Organization.
9:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Case Laminate on Creme w/Gloss Lam.
John Wiley & Sons
16. März 1992 - gebunden - 392 Seiten
In 1986 Edward Lawler alerted American business to the power of the high-involvement organization--one that fosters quick adaptation and change through fewer levels of hierarchy and satisfying work relationships. The logic is simple and the results indisputable: people give more to their work when they have more say in how the company is run. Now Lawler, called "one of today's most prominent scholars" in management literature by Choice magazine, shows us that high-involvement is not just a good idea--it's an economic necessity. Rather than try to copy other nations' management styles, Lawler says, organizations should develop approaches rooted in their own cultures. He explains, "We need an alternative to the total quality management approach that builds on many of its key elements but goes beyond it to provide a competitive advantage for organizations in societies that are characterized by diversity, democracy, entrepreneurial behavior, and respect for the individual". The Ultimate Advantage is an informed and detailed overview of how an organization must be designed to encourage innovation, increase cost-effectiveness, and deliver enhanced quality, customer service, and speed. Lawler demonstrates how to set up work teams, improvement groups, skill-based pay systems, and other practices that can create an environment where employees grow and the organization prospers. And throughout, Lawler emphasizes the need for interrelated, organizationwide implementation so that quality comes from within, rather than being added on or "inspected in" at a later stage.
Part One: Searching for Competitive Advantage. 1. Make Management an Advantage. 2. Choose the Right Management Style. Part Two: Designing Organizations, Work, and Rewards. 3. Create a High-Involvement Structure. 4. Identify Work Design Alternatives. 5. Develop Involving Work. 6. Foster Organization-Improvement Groups. 7. Pay the Person, Not the Job. Part Three: Managing Information and Human Resources. 9. Promote Open Information Channels. 10. Establish High-Involvement Management Practices. 11. Support Positive Managerial Behavior. 12. Involve Unions in the Organization. Part Four: Creating High-Involvement Organizations. 13. Develop High-Involvement Business Units. 14. Manage the Change Toward High-Involvement.
EDWARD E. LAWLER is professor of management and organization at the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Southern California, and founder and director of the school's Center for Effective Organizations.
"One of the strengths of Lawler's book is its readiness to confront directly the sort of questions that really worry most top managers.""A valuable reference for human resource specialists, management consultants, and managers in search of a compass. It clearly lays out where many organizations are heading and presents the new wisdom on how to get there.""A solid, insightful, and instructive book."