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Turning goals into results : the power of catalytic mechanisms, Jim Collins

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Turning goals into results : the power of catalytic mechanisms
Title
Turning goals into results
Title remainder
the power of catalytic mechanisms
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Jim Collins
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eng
Summary
Most executives have a big, hairy, audacious goal. They write vision statements, formalize procedures, and develop complicated incentive programs--all in pursuit of that goal. In other words, with the best of intentions, they install layers of stultifying bureaucracy. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this book, Jim Collins introduces the catalytic mechanism, a simple yet powerful managerial tool that helps translate lofty aspirations into concrete reality. Catalytic mechanisms, the crucial link between objectives and performance, are a galvanizing, nonbureaucractic means to turn one into the other. What's the difference between catalytic mechanisms and most traditional managerial controls? Catalytic mechanisms share five characteristics: (1) they produce desired results in unpredictable ways; (2) they distribute power for the benefit of the overall system, often to the discomfort of those who traditionally hold power; (3) catalytic mechanisms have teeth; (4) they eject "viruses"--those people who don't share the company's core values; and (5) they produce an ongoing effect. To illustrate how catalytic mechanisms work, the author draws on examples of individuals and organizations that have relied on such mechanisms to achieve their goals. The same catalytic mechanism that works in one organization, however, won't necessarily work in another. Catalytic mechanisms must be tailored to specific goals and situations. To help readers get started, Collins offers some general principles that support the process of building catalytic mechanisms effectively.--
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1958-
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Collins, James C.
Dewey number
658.4/012
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD30.28
LC item number
.C64317 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Harvard Business Review classics
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  • Strategic planning
  • Success in business
  • Bureaucracy
  • Organizational change
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Turning goals into results : the power of catalytic mechanisms, Jim Collins
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2016041613
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
v, 78 pages
Isbn
9781633692589
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(pbk.)
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2016041613
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
Turning goals into results : the power of catalytic mechanisms, Jim Collins
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016041613
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
v, 78 pages
Isbn
9781633692589
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016041613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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