Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-Organizing World (häftad)
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Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-Organizing World (häftad)

Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-Organizing World

Häftad Engelska, 2008-10-16


This book is about leveraging the power of self-organization for high performance in all sizes and types of organizations. Harrison Owen shows how self-organization is the most powerful force in organizations but a force that is often muffled by well meaning yet constricting management and leadership practices. He reveals how self-organization is the magic behind the immense success of open space technology, and he applies the principles of open space technology to day-to-day management and leadership (not just to meetings and change programs, which is where open space technology has previously been most used). owen has written the book from the fundamental premise that there is no such thing as a non-self-organizing system, although there may well be some mildly deluded individuals who think that they did the organizing and remain in control. he writes that as we learn to cooperate with the force of self-organization underlying our businesses and institutions, our own capacity for sustained performance at peak levels is magnified by multiple factors; but to the extent that we remain oblivious to this power, or even worse, seek to alter or control it, performance will decline. The primary audience for this book is all those who desire enhanced performance for themselves and their organizations. This includes all levels and aspects of organizational life, from the executive suite to the shop floor, as well as individual entrepreneurs, consultants, human resource professionals, organization development practitioners, and other change agents. another audience is all the thousands of individuals all over the world who have participated in open space technology events and who may have wondered how they could expand the benefit of that experience beyond the limited confines of a special event. the innovation, insight, and raw productivity that have become the hallmarks of open space events are in fact available 365 days of the year. This book is written in Owens unique and interesting folksy writing style that adds to its readability.
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Harrison Owen is President of H.H.Owen and Co. His academic background and training centered on the nature and function of myth, ritual and culture. In the middle '60s, he left academe to work with a variety of organizations including small West African villages, urban (American and African) community organizations, Peace Corps, Regional Medical Programs, National Institutes of Health, and Veterans Administration. Along the way he discovered that his study of myth, ritual and culture had direct application to these social systems. In 1977 he created H.H.Owen and Company in order to explore the culture of organizations in transformation as a theorist and practicing consultant. Harrison convened the First International Symposium on Organization Transformation, and is the originator of Open Space Technology.


Chapter I Wave Riders:Introduction

Part I Preparation for Wave Riding

chapter ii the holy grail:superior performance
Chapter III High Performance Systems Defined
Chapter IV Getting from Here to There
Chapter V The Anomalies
Chapter VI The Open Space Experiment
Chapter VII Self Organization: The Key to High Performance Systems?
Chapter VIII How Do We Deal with the Pain?
Chapter IX A Spanner in the Works

Part II The Wave Riders Guide to the Future

chapter x the care and feeding of self organizing systems:
Chapter XI Step #1 Do your Homework before you Start
Chapter XII Step #2 Extend an Invitation
Chapter XIII Step #3 Come to The Circle
Chapter XIV Step #4 Welcome Passion and Responsibility
Chapter XV Step #5 Remember the Four Principles
Chapter XVI Step #6 Observe the Law of Two Feet
Chapter XVII Step #7 Keep Grief Working
Chapter XVIIIStep #8 Formalize the System
Chapter XV Invitation to the Dance
Chapter XVI A Day in the Life of
Chapter XVIII Dee Hock: Wave Rider