Response Ability: The Language, Structure, and Culture of the Agile Enterprise (Google eBook)
A clear, practical approach to making your organization moreresponsive to change
Response Ability: The Language, Structure, and Culture ofthe Agile Enterprise helps companies keep up with anever-changing business environment driven by the explosion andrapid application of new knowledge and increasing connectivity andcommunication. This twenty-first-century business primer identifiescorporate characteristics that facilitate change and shows managershow to instill these competencies in every part of anyorganization.
This user's manual for the new economy shows companies how toreconfigure themselves to respond quickly when a business situationdemands rapid changes in organization, distribution logistics,production capability, innovation capability, resource procurement,product design, service strategy, or any other activity orcompetency. It provides a strategic context for lean operatingpractices, puts knowledge management and the learning organizationin perspective, and offers a framework within which to applytoday's best advice on new business practices and strategicfocus.
This timely guide is the ultimate resource for enterprisesstruggling to adjust to rapidly changing economic conditions andfor managers at any level who must introduce agility into adepartment, division, or entire organization. It is also anexcellent supporting reference and tutorial for all others who willtake part in the transformation.