Building Smarter Organizations: How To Lead Your Zombie Organization Back To Life by Gordon Vala-webbBuilding Smarter Organizations: How To Lead Your Zombie Organization Back To Life by Gordon Vala-webb

Building Smarter Organizations: How To Lead Your Zombie Organization Back To Life

byGordon Vala-webb

Paperback | May 23, 2017

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Building Smarter Organizationsis the antidote for your zombie organization.

Building Smarter Organizationsis an actionable survival guide for our complex, uncertain, and digital world. Slow-moving and uncoordinated zombie organizations can change. Utilizing the latest in industry research, Vala-Webb has assembled the complete anti-zombie kit to help you rebuild your organization so it can learn quickly, predict accurately, and execute on decisions effectively using:

  • An "open" mindset that fosters innovation and employee engagement
  • Fast-flow communications with visual work management
  • Accelerated, collaborative decision makingDon't keep stumbling and lurching around. Lead the change and equip your organization to thrive.

Gordon Vala-Webb is an innovation professional and an award-winning knowledge management practitioner and thought leader. He has 17 years of experience helping large/complex public- and private-sector organizations to transform. He is an author, speaker and consultant with his own firm.Previous roles he has held include National Direct...
Title:Building Smarter Organizations: How To Lead Your Zombie Organization Back To LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.78 × 5.75 × 0.71 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:Elevate PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945449195

ISBN - 13:9781945449192


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This is a great book. The author gives great tips and advice on how to turn a zombie organization into a smart one. Many organizations today are uncomfortable with the idea of change to the point that they decide to play things safe and do things they way they've done them since they've started. In doing so, they miss out on great opportunities and end up losing to competition who have embraced a smarter way of working. This book talks about challenges organizations have and how to overcome them.
Date published: 2018-05-31

Editorial Reviews

"Don't reach for the shotgun just yet - your zombie organization can be saved and Building Smarter Organizations is part of the 'smartened-up' cure."Ted GrahamHead of Open Innovation, GMAuthor, The Uber of Everything"Gordon Vala-Webb reminds us that what has worked for organizations in the past can no longer guarantee success in our connected-digital future. In fact, he makes the case that failure to change in our complex, networked, unpredictable global environment will result in significant organizational inefficiencies and detached employees, and in the worst case, the complete failure of the enterprise. Building Smarter Organizations offers alternative and pragmatic approaches to delivering the future of the organization."Dr. Jonathan ReichentalChief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto, California"If you suspect that you work for a zombie organization Building Smarter Organizations is for you. Crammed full of practical, concrete, suggestions from Gordon's many years of experience, it just might bring your business back to life."Euan SempleAuthor, Organizations Don't Tweet, People Do"Vala-Webb offers new insight behind the forces driving many companies to failure in today's info-accelerated business environment... and shares invaluable advice to those determined not to be left behind."Dan HauckCEO, ThreadKM"In this highly engaging book, Vala-Webb packages existing research with novel insights to produce a clear diagnosis of what ails today's "zombie" organizations. This foundation produces some practical guidance for what leaders can realistically do to awaken their organization's potential for adaptation and survival. Analogies abound and not only entertain, but truly provoke deeper thought (quiz: how is Blackberry like the person who drove her car into a lake?). But don't be fooled: amidst the humor and catchy graphics, this book tackles some serious issues such as worker disengagement, unproductive and even dangerous biases, and the misuse of power in organizations. Building Smarter Organizations has the potential to unleash some fresh thinking and spark action where it's needed."Heidi K. Gardner, PhDDistinguished Scholar, Harvard Law School Center on the Legal ProfessionAuthor, Smart Collaboration