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Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People
Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People by Charles A. OReilly, Jeffrey Pfeffer 0875848982 9780875848983
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Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People by Charles A. OReilly, Jeffrey Pfeffer

Discover How the Best Companies Win Not By Acquiring the Right People--But By Building the Right Organization The war for talent is one battle every company believes it should be waging. But while competitors are busy chasing after the same hot individuals, smart companies are doing something infinitely more useful and far more difficult to copy--theyre building organizations that make it possible for ordinary people at every desk and cubicle in their companies to perform as if they were stars.Blowing up the prevailing wisdom that companies must chase and acquire top talent in order to remain successful, Hidden Value argues instead that the source of sustained competitive advantage already exists within every organization. OReilly and Pfeffer, leading experts on organizational behavior and human resources, argue that how a firm creates and uses talent is far more important than how the firm attracts talent. The authors provide vivid, detailed case studies of several organizations in widely disparate industries--including Southwest Airlines, Cisco Systems, The Mens Wearhouse, and NUMMI--to illustrate how long-term success comes from value-driven, interrelated systems that align good people management with corporate strategy.In a refreshing break from management tomes that force-feed superficial frameworks and trite rules, the authors instead allow the company stories to take center stage. They guide readers in discovering for themselves how seven different firms maximize talent, why one firm hasnt fully released the hidden value in its work force, and, most importantly, how the winning companies have made it tough for competitors to imitate them. Collectively, the stories reveal a common path to success that places values before strategy, emphasizes implementation over planning, and focuses on getting the best out of all employees, not just individual stars. The authors also explore concerns or questions managers might have about how each companys experience parallels or conflicts with their own.Providing a rare opportunity for managers to actively participate in an invaluable learning process, Hidden Value offers a customizable template for building high-performance, people-centered organizations.

Author: Charles A. OReilly, Jeffrey Pfeffer

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

Publication Date: 2000-08-01

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ISBN: 0875848982

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