TODAY´S LEADERS KNOW THAT SPEED and agility are the keys to any company´s success, and yet many are frustrated that their organizations can´t move fast enough to stay competitive. The typical chain of command is too slow; internal resources are too limited; people are already executing beyond normal expectations. As the pace accelerates, how do you inspire people´s energy and creativity? How do you collaborate with customers, vendors, and partners to keep your organization on the cutting edge? What kind of organization matches the speed and complexity that businesses must masterand how do you build that organization? Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, one of the world´s most revolutionary companies, shows how open principles of managementbased on transparency, participation, and communityreinvent the organization for the fast-paced connected era. Whitehurst gives readers an insider´s look into how an open and innovative organizational model works. He shows how to leverage it to build community, respond quickly to opportunities, harness resources and talent both inside and outside the organization, and inspire, motivate, and empower people at all levels to act with accountability. The Open Organization is a must-read for leaders struggling to adapt their management practices to the values of the digital and social age. Brimming with Whitehurst´s personal stories and candid advice for leading an open organization, as well as with instructive examples from employees and managers at Red Hat and companies such as Google, The Body Shop, and Whole Foods, this book provides the blueprint for reinventing your organization.
Proctor & Gamble vice president for IT Tony Saldanha gives you the keys to a successful digital transformation: the right long-term goal and a disciplined execution process for getting there based on the famed airline takeoff checklist. Digital transformation is more imperative than ever. Enterprises must fully transform their entire business model to digital, not just parts of the business. But 70 percent of digital transformations fail. Why? Not because of a lack of technological capability, executive awareness, or CEO support, but because of a lack of direction and discipline. Tony Saldanha says your goal should be to arrive at a state of perpetual digital transformation, where your organization doesn´t just disrupt its competitors but continuously disrupts itself (think Netflix, Amazon, or Google). To get there he outlines a three-phase execution process for digital transformations based on the famous airplane takeoff checklist, which has reduced crashes to one in every 1.2 million flights--a 0.00008 percent failure rate. Using this model, Saldanha shows companies how to get Ready, prepare a solid foundation for your change effort; Accelerate, learn from your experiences and continue to refine your approach; and Sustain the pace of technological innovation over the long haul.