Monday, January 16, 2006

Related reading

The Stone Age Company (Sally Bibb)

Companies need to change: they are outdated and ineffective in the way they are run and they are losing out in the increasingly competitive world of business - that’s the view of Sally Bibb, author of this thought-provoking and controversial book, which challenges leaders to think about their organizations and how they should be managed.

The ‘Stone Age company’ is an uninspiring place to work – it is an organization that has practices that don’t work anymore. It talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk. It is characterised by hierarchy, controlling management techniques, managerial bad behaviour and spin. Is your company like this?

Too many companies have these characteristics without even realizing it let alone admitting to it. Read this book to identify your company’s weak spots and find out what needs to change – before it’s too late.

This book is a wake-up call. It will inspire leaders to reinvent the way businesses are run, encouraging them to turn their organization into a different type of company: a company that thrills its customers, is innovative and efficient, is fun and energizing to work for.

Using examples of successful organizations including the Innocent drink company, WL Gore, Timberland and Southwest Airlines, and her own personal experiences, Sally Bibb shows what innovative companies do and how they do it.

Written in a clear and inspirational way, unlike traditional management books, The Stone Age Company is a book that all managers, leaders, employees, and shareholders should buy if they want to succeed in today’s fast-changing business world.


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