Publisher description for The horizontal revolution : reengineering your organization through teams / Morris A. Graham, Melvin J. LeBaron ; foreword by Stephen R. Covey.


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Counter Foreword by Stephen Covey Draws on firsthand experience at implementing and developing hundreds off-diredirected work teams and horizontal initiatives within such corporate revolutionaries as GE, The Walt Disney Company, ITT, and Litton Industries. Offers a strategic and unique guide for those involved in the frontline action of this revolution. Takes a candid and realistic look at the ongoing challenges and ultimate benefits of reengineering organizations through teams. The Horizontal Revolution documents the radical shift in workplace roles, goals, and souls and presents a step-by-step approach to creating horizontal operations through high-involvement teaming and coaching. It guides readers through the four stages of change: pioneering through reactive and proactive processes, settling-in by rewriting the work contract, tilting the organizational structure toward interdependence, and transforming and exploring new tools for continuous improvement. Filled with hands-on prescriptions, insights, and proven techniques for redistributing ownership and responsibility, and minimizing us versus them conditions, the book delivers a practical approach to making the workplace the center of learning and leadership.

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