Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the Informal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results
An all-new approach to understanding the (in)formal connections of an organization
From the bestselling coauthor of the business classic The Wisdom of Teams comes an all-new exploration of the modern workplace, and how leaders and managers must embrace it for success. Katzenbach and Khan examine how two distinct factions together form the bigger picture for how organizations actually work: the more defined "formal" organization of a company-the management structure, performance metrics, and processes-and the "informal"-the culture, social networks, and ad hoc communities that spring up naturally and can accelerate or hinder how the organization works. With dynamic examples from enterprises around the world, this book takes a timeless organizational approach and creates a powerful paradigm-shifting tool set for applying it.
Leading Outside the Lines illustrates how leaders can make the two distinct factions work together to get the best of both.
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Review: Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the Informal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better ResultsUser Review - Glenn Williams - Goodreads
Have been having numerous conversations with leaders about how to manage Gen X, Gen Y differently, and how to motivate and reward performers. As part of research, I came across this excellent book. It ... Read full review
Review: Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the Informal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better ResultsUser Review - Goodreads
I found it to be a rather interesting book. A bit light on the methodology side, which was too abstract for my own liking. It's yet a good start for anyone who want to explore the fragile balance between formal and informal structures within organizations.
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