Beyond Reengineering: How the Process-Centred Organization Is Changing Our Work and Our Lives - Michael HammerHarperCollins Business, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “Michael Hammer is one of the world’s leading business thinkers. In 1990 he pioneered reengineering and set in motion a series of events that has transformed the business world beyond recognition. What began as an effort to improve performance has since led to a complete rethinking by business leaders of all aspects of business, from the jobs that people have, to the ways in which companies are structured.
To succeed — or even to survive — in today’s global economy, companies must refocus and reorganize themselves around their core processes: the end-to-end sequences of tasks that create customer value. The process-centred organization signifies a complete break with the past and, as such, marks the end of the Industrial Revolution and of the organizations that were designed for it. It means the end of narrow jobs, supervisory management, traditional career paths and feudal cultures, and ushers in a new era of flexibility. For a world of process-centred organizations everything must be rethought: the kinds of work that people do, the jobs they hold, the skills they need, the careers they follow, the roles managers play and the principles of strategy that companies follow.
Beyond Reengineering is not about reengineering, it is about the shape of tomorrow’s businesses. Michael Hammer illuminates this new world in which all the familiar rules have been broken, and helps people to prepare for a radically different business future.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XV] 285 pages.