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The Resource The open organization : igniting passion and performance, Jim Whitehurst

The open organization : igniting passion and performance, Jim Whitehurst

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The open organization : igniting passion and performance
Title
The open organization
Title remainder
igniting passion and performance
Statement of responsibility
Jim Whitehurst
Title variation
Igniting passion and performance
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is a story of reinvention. Jim Whitehurst, celebrated president and CEO of one of the world's most revolutionary software companies, tells first-hand his journey from traditional manager (Delta Air Lines, Boston Consulting Group) and "chief" problem solver to CEO of one of the most open organizational environments he'd ever encountered. This challenging transition, and what Whitehurst learned in the interim, has paved the way for a new way of managing-one this modern leader sees as the only way companies will successfully function in the future. Whitehurst says beyond embracing the technology that has so far disrupted entire industries, companies must now adapt their management and organizational design to better fit the Information Age. His mantra? "Adapt or die." Indeed, the successful company Whitehurst leads-the open source giant Red Hat-has become the organizational poster child for how to reboot, redesign, and reinvent an organization for a decentralized, digital age. Based on open source principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration, "open management" challenges conventional business ideas about what companies are, how they run, and how they make money. This book provides the blueprint for putting it into practice in your own firm. He covers challenges that have been missing from the conversation to date, among them: how to scale engagement; how to have healthy debates that net progress; and how to attract and keep the "Social Generation" of workers. Through a mix of vibrant stories, candid lessons, and tested processes, Whitehurst shows how Red Hat has blown the traditional operating model to pieces by emerging out of a pure bottom up culture and learning how to execute it at scale. And he explains what other companies are, and need to be doing to bring this open style into all facets of the organization. By showing how to apply open source methods to everything from structure, management, and strategy to a firm's customer and partner relationships, leaders and teams will now have the tools needed to reach a new level of work. And with that new level of work comes unparalleled success. The Open Organization is your new resource for doing business differently. Get ready to make traditional management thinking obsolete"--
  • "This is a story of reinvention. Jim Whitehurst, celebrated president and CEO of one of the world's most revolutionary software companies, tells first-hand his journey from traditional manager (Delta Air Lines, Boston Consulting Group) and "chief" problem solver to CEO of one of the most open organizational environments he'd ever encountered. This challenging transition, and what Whitehurst learned in the interim, has paved the way for a new way of managing--one this modern leader sees as the only way companies will successfully function in the future. Whitehurst says beyond embracing the technology that has so far disrupted entire industries, companies must now adapt their management and organizational design to better fit the Information Age. His mantra? "Adapt or die." Indeed, the successful company Whitehurst leads--the open source giant Red Hat--has become the organizational poster child for how to reboot, redesign, and reinvent an organization for a decentralized, digital age. Based on open source principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration, "open management" challenges conventional business ideas about what companies are, how they run, and how they make money. This book provides the blueprint for putting it into practice in your own firm. He covers challenges that have been missing from the conversation to date, among them: how to scale engagement; how to have healthy debates that net progress; and how to attract and keep the "Social Generation" of workers"--
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Whitehurst, Jim
Dewey number
658.3/152
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HD58.9
  • HD58.9
LC item number
  • .W526 2015
  • .W526 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational change
  • Employee motivation
  • Management
  • Decentralization in management
Label
The open organization : igniting passion and performance, Jim Whitehurst
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky268398515
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9781625275271
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014045002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The open organization : igniting passion and performance, Jim Whitehurst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky268398515
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9781625275271
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014045002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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