The Focused Organization

The Focused Organization

How Concentrating on A Few Key Initiatives Can Dramatically Improve Strategy Execution

eBook - 2011
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One of the weaknesses in both project and portfolio management has been the limited extent to which organizations have connected these activities to their key strategic needs. Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez shows you how to address this shortcoming and how, as a consequence, fewer, more effectively elected and managed projects are the key to strategic and long-term success.

Taylor
& Francis Publishing

In The Focused Organization Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez shows you how fewer, more effectively elected and managed projects are the key to strategic and long-term success. Using his own research and work experience he explains how and why those organizations that focus on just a few key initiatives can perform significantly better than unfocused organizations, not only financially but also in achieving their strategic objectives and motivating their staff. The author introduces a new way of looking at a company through two very different and often conflicting dimensions: running-the-business and changing-the-business. What you add to one dimension you have to subtract from the other one. Finding the right balance between these two dimensions represents one of the major challenges to successful strategy execution. Becoming a focused organization involves a radical change in the way companies are organized and the way they select and manage projects - the creation of a new culture. The Focused Organization discusses the characteristics that comprise a focused organization. It describes key areas where a focused organization builds its levels of maturity; provides examples of focused organizations that outperform the rest; and explains in practical steps how all enterprises can become focused. The book finishes with a unique and inspiring case study that transports us to the early days of the current business world. Through the main character, Benny White, we learn how a business was conducted and how management evolved over decades with the introduction of business theories, including project management.

Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Gower, ©2011
ISBN: 9781409425670
1409425673
9781409425663
1409425665
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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