How do you create a great organisation? By scaling up excellence.
Robert I. Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering
in the Stanford Engineering School. He is co-founder of the Center
for Work, Technology and Organization, which he co-directed from
1996 to 2006. Sutton is also co-founder of the Stanford Technology
Ventures Program and the new Hasso Planter Institute of Design, a
multi-disciplinary program at Stanford that teaches and spreads
"design thinking." He is an IDEO Fellow, member of the Institute
for the Future's Board Trustees, and a Professor of Organizational
Behavior, by courtesy, at the Stanford Graduate School of
Hayagreeva Rao is the Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and the Morgan Stanley Director for the Center for Leadership Development and Research at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Rao is a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science, the Sociological Research Association and the Academy of Management. He was the editor of the Administrative Science Quarterly, the most prestigious peer reviewed organizational theory journal. He also has served as Consulting Editor for American Journal of Sociology, Senior Editor of Organizational Science, and Guest Editor of Academy of Management Review. He will be on the editorial board of American Sociological Review.
The pair’s eagerness drips from every page and it would be a
hard-hearted reader who left Scaling Up Excellence anything less
than thoroughly energised about the potential for positive
change... Very good indeed.
*Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development*
Practical and spiced with entertaining case studies. They do not shy away, either, from pointing out that it may sometimes make sense to stay small.
Explains how a brilliant idea or plan developed by a few people can be effectively adopted by the whole workforce.