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Flexibility: flexible companies for the uncertain world

By: Eapen, Gill.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boca Raton CRC Press 2010Description: ix, 182 p.ISBN: 9781439816325.Subject(s): Organizational change | Organizational effectiveness | Management | Business cyclesDDC classification: 658.401 Summary: We are in an era of high volatility and uncertain outcomes, driven by accelerating technologies, shortened product cycles, fast-changing information, an increasingly mobile workforce, more demanding customers, complex financial markets, ad-hoc public policies, and many other factors that add layers of uncertainty to all future possibilities. While most believe that good management requires better prediction of the future and better planning, Gill Eapen instead contends that the best way to manage effectively in an uncertain world is through the conscious application of flexibility Danabilitytoabsorbconstantlyshiftingvariablesandadaptquickly.(http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439816325)
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We are in an era of high volatility and uncertain outcomes, driven by accelerating technologies, shortened product cycles, fast-changing information, an increasingly mobile workforce, more demanding customers, complex financial markets, ad-hoc public policies, and many other factors that add layers of uncertainty to all future possibilities. While most believe that good management requires better prediction of the future and better planning, Gill Eapen instead contends that the best way to manage effectively in an uncertain world is through the conscious application of flexibility Danabilitytoabsorbconstantlyshiftingvariablesandadaptquickly.(http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439816325)

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