In this book, he describes, all the excellent companies share a common trait to success. Since 1982, many processes in many organizations have been meticulously documented or automated, making them relatively easy to analyze and change. Whatever the type of change — restructuring, new processes, organizational merger, new systems, change of leadership, and so on — the model can be used to understand how the organizational elements are interrelated, and so ensure that the wider impact of changes made in one area is taken into consideration. He continues to retain an interest in the company and regularly accompanies its sales stand to model railway exhibitions. The excellent companies get quick action just because their organizations are fluid. There was one radio show where the interviewer had our names mixed up.
Surprisingly, this is the basic control mechanism in the excellent companies. However, these soft elements are as important as the hard elements if the organization is going to be successful. A Bias for Action: This is about getting things done. If I plan to do any type of work at all, be it start a business or work for one, it is fundamental to understand how the great companies of the world have done it. The Essentials Series 2005 We took the content from Re-imagine! Use quirky, energetic, and disobedient talent to create your Primary Competitive Advantage.
But by that time their minds were onto something else and they really didn't do it. So Tom and I ventured that it might be fun to talk to with our 7-S framework in hand and see whether we were modelling what they were doing. Each contains 50 essential ideas for making this revolution an opportunity for dramatic change in our own working lives. He and I never quite saw eye-to-eye on what we call fun because he had a more business-like description of it. Mangers job is decision making. Think weird and learn how to thrive in a disruptive age. It had paper quality like that of newsprint.
I'm here to help you here and in the Forums. You may not be in charge of a big company, you may not be in charge of a big division, and you may not even be in charge of a small company or division. Archived from on 31 July 2012. Here is a summary of the 'In Search of Excellence' eight themes, which also form the eight chapters of the book. All these basic principles are a pleasant surprise.
Along the way there was demand for a small book on teams and working with teams. It is simple and clear. I wouldn't take the example from the book but I believe everyone aware that excellent company is the visionary leader with clear objectives and goal. In times past you could be obscure yet secure—now that's much harder. Being counted as an excellent company today is no guarantee that the company will be excellent in the future. People weren't taking it seriously. Please click below for another edition of the book or feel free to download any other title.
The business ranks are full of would-be path finders, artists who can't get anything done. The results of those research efforts was this book. The word Excellence came along and just stuck. The right values, clearly expressed, will help define an organisation. Twelve nights, that's not much. I listened to the audio version of the book and it was slow and painful. This rather casual study was the basis for their wildly influential and successful book, In Search of Excellence, which identified eight common factors that Peters and Waterman found in these forty-three excellent companies—for example, a bias for action and being close to the consumer.
What they found was that they could increase productivity by 25 or 30 percent, a huge number. If I plan to do any type of work at all, be it start a business or work for one, it is fundamental to understand how the great companies of the world have done it. However, is the philosophy of the marketing concept crucial to the theme of the book. People need positive reinforcement to think of themselves as winners in some sense 4. See why branding is about nothing more, or less, than heart: What is your organization, why is it here, and how is it unique? Instead of looking for things that have gone wrong in your organization and trying to fix them. What did you learn from writing the book? Since management theories have a huge impact on how managers manage, Waterman and Peters sought to integrate management theories and practice with human beings and organizations. We knew which stories worked.
. One of these groups was asked to review thinking on strategy, the other was asked to review thinking on organisational effectiveness. Communication intensity is extraordinary 3. It's dangerous to try to force a simplistic and misguided rationality on the way to manage. You can write to tom at tompeters. Google is a search engine that was created in September of 1998 by two Ph.
Some approaches look at internal factors, others look at external ones, some combine these perspectives, and others look for congruence between various aspects of the organization being studied. We're not sure yet why that happens. Service, Quality, Reliability are the strategies aimed at loyalty and long term revenue stream growth. In 1979 McKinsey's Munich office requested Peters to present his findings to Siemens, which provided the spur for Peters to create a 700-slide two-day presentation. An organizational structure is not an organization. Bias for action, for getting on with it 2.
At first, we thought of it as innovative company research. More than just a how-to book for the 21st Century, Re-imagine! As we should all know by now, common sense is not common practice. This in turn triggered the research that led to In Search of Excellence, published in late 1982. This creates an atmosphere that enables good work. I realize this was one of the first and was ground breaking in its day but now its been reduced to a cliche.