My Steam Engine is Broken

My Steam Engine is Broken

Taking the Organization from the Industrial Era to the Age of Ideas

by Mark Powell and Jonathan Gifford

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/11/2014

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The typical structure of today's corporate organization was essentially invented in the nineteenth century and based deliberately on the military's "command and control" model and on the hierarchical pyramid of the Catholic Church. As such, it is outmoded and not equipped to deliver corporate success in the 21st century. My Steam Engine is Broken calls on a new generation of organisational leaders to stop trying to fix a broken and outmoded structure, and to create new, successful working structures that work with, not against, people's natural modes of behaviour. The authors explore the way in which the Steam Engine organisational model is no longer offering job satisfaction to its managers precisely (and paradoxically) because managers are not being enabled, and are often being prevented, from delivering what the organization most needs from them: self-direction, innovation, leadership and heartfelt commitment.
ISBN:
9781907794599
9781907794599
Category:
Management & management techniques
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
25-11-2014
Publisher:
LID Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x18mm
Weight:
0.39kg
Mark Powell

Mark Powell has been diving since 1987 and instructing since 1994. He operates Dive-Tech a company teaching technical diving for several leading agencies at all levels up to and including Advanced Trimix. He is a contributor of Sport Diver Magazine and has a monthly Technical feature discussing different aspects of technical diving.

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