Worldwide competition, the rapid expansion of the Internet, and the uncertainty of today’s economic climate are among the myriad forces testing the traditional approaches to management. Questions abound about which practices for improving organizational effectiveness really work, which do not, and how proven programs can be introduced into complex organizations.
This book offers managers and researchers a wealth of practical knowledge and information on how Fortune 1000 companies have succeeded in implementing and using a wide variety of organizational effectiveness programs. Based on information collected by the University of Southern California’s Center for Effective Organizations, this resource includes the most current data on the success of programs such as employee involvement, total quality management, re-engineering. It also contains in-depth information on the ability of Fortune 1000 corporations to improve knowledge management, use information technology, and incorporate the Internet into their organizations.
Based on a research program directed by Edward E. Lawler III — the fifth study of an ongoing project that began in 1987 — analyzes and integrates sophisticated survey and financial information gathered by the Center for Effective Organizations. Written in straightforward language, this practical book provides an indispensable resource for benchmarking organizational improvement efforts, analyzing trends, and changing existing management practices. Included with the book is a CD-ROM, which contains the entire text of the book, including its many illustrative tables.