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The Resource The open organization : igniting passion and performance, Jim Whitehurst ; with a foreword by Gary Hamel

The open organization : igniting passion and performance, Jim Whitehurst ; with a foreword by Gary Hamel

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The open organization : igniting passion and performance
Title
The open organization
Title remainder
igniting passion and performance
Statement of responsibility
Jim Whitehurst ; with a foreword by Gary Hamel
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is a story of reinvention. Jim Whitehurst, celebrated president and CEO of one of the world's most revolutionary software companies, tells first-hand his journey from traditional manager (Delta Air Lines, Boston Consulting Group) and "chief" problem solver to CEO of one of the most open organizational environments he'd ever encountered. This challenging transition, and what Whitehurst learned in the interim, has paved the way for a new way of managing-one this modern leader sees as the only way companies will successfully function in the future. Whitehurst says beyond embracing the technology that has so far disrupted entire industries, companies must now adapt their management and organizational design to better fit the Information Age. His mantra? "Adapt or die." Indeed, the successful company Whitehurst leads-the open source giant Red Hat-has become the organizational poster child for how to reboot, redesign, and reinvent an organization for a decentralized, digital age. Based on open source principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration, "open management" challenges conventional business ideas about what companies are, how they run, and how they make money. This book provides the blueprint for putting it into practice in your own firm. He covers challenges that have been missing from the conversation to date, among them: how to scale engagement; how to have healthy debates that net progress; and how to attract and keep the "Social Generation" of workers. Through a mix of vibrant stories, candid lessons, and tested processes, Whitehurst shows how Red Hat has blown the traditional operating model to pieces by emerging out of a pure bottom up culture and learning how to execute it at scale. And he explains what other companies are, and need to be doing to bring this open style into all facets of the organization. By showing how to apply open source methods to everything from structure, management, and strategy to a firm's customer and partner relationships, leaders and teams will now have the tools needed to reach a new level of work. And with that new level of work comes unparalleled success. The Open Organization is your new resource for doing business differently. Get ready to make traditional management thinking obsolete"--
  • "This is a story of reinvention. Jim Whitehurst, celebrated president and CEO of one of the world's most revolutionary software companies, tells first-hand his journey from traditional manager (Delta Air Lines, Boston Consulting Group) and "chief" problem solver to CEO of one of the most open organizational environments he'd ever encountered. This challenging transition, and what Whitehurst learned in the interim, has paved the way for a new way of managing--one this modern leader sees as the only way companies will successfully function in the future. Whitehurst says beyond embracing the technology that has so far disrupted entire industries, companies must now adapt their management and organizational design to better fit the Information Age. His mantra? "Adapt or die." Indeed, the successful company Whitehurst leads--the open source giant Red Hat--has become the organizational poster child for how to reboot, redesign, and reinvent an organization for a decentralized, digital age. Based on open source principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration, "open management" challenges conventional business ideas about what companies are, how they run, and how they make money. This book provides the blueprint for putting it into practice in your own firm. He covers challenges that have been missing from the conversation to date, among them: how to scale engagement; how to have healthy debates that net progress; and how to attract and keep the "Social Generation" of workers"--
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Whitehurst, Jim,
Dewey number
658.3/152
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD58.9
LC item number
.W526 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational change
  • Employee motivation
  • Management
  • Decentralization in management
Label
The open organization : igniting passion and performance, Jim Whitehurst ; with a foreword by Gary Hamel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why opening up your organization matters. Pt. 1. Why: motivating and inspiring. Igniting passion -- Building engagement. Pt. 2. How: getting things done. Choosing meritocracy, not democracy. Pt. 3. What: setting direction. Making inclusive decisions -- Catalyzing direction
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9781625275271
Lccn
2014045002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn891619047
  • 1494081
Label
The open organization : igniting passion and performance, Jim Whitehurst ; with a foreword by Gary Hamel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why opening up your organization matters. Pt. 1. Why: motivating and inspiring. Igniting passion -- Building engagement. Pt. 2. How: getting things done. Choosing meritocracy, not democracy. Pt. 3. What: setting direction. Making inclusive decisions -- Catalyzing direction
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9781625275271
Lccn
2014045002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn891619047
  • 1494081

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