Radical change in management needed: Book

Global business world demands 'sustainable effectiveness'
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/08/2011

Organizations are under intense pressure to meet new performance demands and the only way they can succeed is to make fundamental changes to strategy, organization design and leadership.

That’s according to organization effectiveness experts Edward Lawler and Christopher Worley in their latest book, Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness.

"The old ways of managing are obsolete," said Lawler, a professor at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles and founder and director of the university's Center for Effective Organizations. "Today's complex, global business world demands a new approach to management — one that makes change easy and delivers triple bottom-line results."

It’s all about “sustainable effectiveness,” according to the book, which shows organizations how to be properly managed and designed.

"We are challenging the ways businesses and their leaders think about decision-making," said Worley, a senior research scientist in USC's Center for Effective Organizations and professor of management at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Cal. "This is the future of management."

Management Reset provides case studies featuring organizations that are already profiting from these sustainable management principles and practices, including Microsoft, Cisco, Netflix, DaVita, Starbucks and the United States Secret Service.

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