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Influential Business Books for Creating an Adaptive Business

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 20, 2020 1:42:27 PM

Businesses that are capable of sensing what is important to customers and then adapting the entire organisation to meet these needs will dominate the marketplace.  They will have happy customers and happy, engaged employees.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, Human Resources, Lean Services, Operating Strategy, Workforce Strategy, Organisational Design

Business Agility Live in Conversation with Stephen Parry, 12th of May, 3pm BST

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 11, 2020 6:14:27 PM

Business Agility Live in [Conversations with Game Changers] hosts Stephen Parry on the 12th of May, 3pm BST (4pm CEST). The live 45-minute conversation with Mike Leber, Manoj Khanna and others will be broadcast on various social media, including YouTube. 

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Topics: Customer Experience, Adaptive Culture, business agility, Organisational Design, Culture Transformation

"The Gold Mine" Book Review by Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 13, 2012 12:39:12 PM

The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround (2005) by Michael Ballé and Freddy Ballé contains some gems. Its format is very similar to The Goal (2004) by Eliyahu Goldratt -- a novel-style portrayal of a company trying to get back to profitability, so there is a case for comparison.

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Topics: Lean, Operating Strategy, Operations Strategy, Organisational Design, Service Delivery

"The Black Swan" Book Review by Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 13, 2012 12:28:33 PM
The central theme of The Black Swan (2008) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the failure -- the refusal, to see randomness, especially extreme departures from the norm and the enormous impact this has on society.  
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Topics: Adaptive Business, Operating Strategy, Workforce Strategy, Organisational Design, Service Delivery

"The Human Side of Enterprise" Book Review by Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 7, 2010 6:01:07 PM

This annotated version of The Human Side of Enterprise (2006) by Douglas McGregor has been wonderfully brought back into the sunshine and placed in the modern setting by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Professor of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and formerly Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Sloan School of Management. 

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Topics: Change Leadership, Work Climate, Adaptive Business, Operating Strategy, Workforce Strategy, Organisational Design

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