Inverting the Paradox of Excellence

Inverting the Paradox of Excellence

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Over time, overemphasis and adherence to the same proven routines that helped your organization achieve success can also lead to its decline resulting from organizational inertia, complacency, and inflexibility. Drawing lessons from one of the best models of success, the evolutionary model, Inverting the Paradox of Excellence explains why your organization must proactively seek out changes or variations on a continuous basis for ensuring excellence by testing out a continuum of opportunities and advantages. In other words, to maintain excellence, the company must be in a constant state of flux! The book introduces the patterns and anti-patterns of excellence and includes detailed case studies based on different dimensions of variations, including shared values variations, structure variations, and staff variations. It presents these case studies through the prism of the qvariationsq idea to help you visualize the difference of the qcase historyq approach presented here. The case studies illustrate the different dimensions of business variations available to help your organization in its quest towards achieving and sustaining excellence. The book extends a set of variations inspired by the pioneering McKinsey 7S model, namely shared values, strategy, structure, stuff, style, staff, skills, systems, and sequence. It includes case history segments for Toyota, Acer, eBay, ABB, Cisco, Blackberry, Tata, Samsung, Volvo, Charles Schwab, McDonald's, Scania, Starbucks, Google, Disney, and NUMMI. It also includes detailed case histories of GE, IBM, and UPS.... and global reach. By 2004, Bosch, Johnson Controls, Denso, and Delphi were as big as some of the larger automobile companies. ... After more than a decade of coordinating its European and U.S. models, Forda#39;s Mondeo/Contour was the companya#39;s first truly global model. ... Thus, the Jaguar X-type used the Mondeo platform, while the Jaguar S-type and the Lincoln LS also shared the same platform.

Title:Inverting the Paradox of Excellence
Author:Vivek Kale
Publisher:CRC Press - 2014-07-14


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