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Hot spots [electronic resource] : why some teams, workplaces, and organizations buzz with energy-- and others don't / Lynda Gratton.

By: Gratton, Lynda.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xii, 213 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781605092973 (electronic bk.); 1605092975 (electronic bk.); 9781609943554 (electronic bk.); 1609943554 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Intellectual capital -- Management | Organizational behavior -- Management | Management -- Employee participation | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Information Management | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Knowledge Capital | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / ManagementGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hot spots.DDC classification: 658.4/038 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : elements for creating hot spots -- Generating extraordinary energy -- Hot spots burning bright across the world -- The first element : a cooperative mindset -- The second element : boundary spanning -- The third element : the igniting purpose -- The fourth element : productive capacity -- The leader's role in hot spots -- Designing for the emergence of hot spots -- Appendix A : resources for creating hot spots -- Appendix B : background to the research on hot spots -- Appendix C : Methodology of the hot spots research.
Summary: You always know when you are in a Hot Spot. You feel energized and vibrantly alive. Your brain is buzzing with ideas, and the people around you share your joy and excitement. Things you've always known become clearer, adding value becomes more possible. Ideas and insights from others miraculously combine with your own to create new thinking and innovation. When Hot Spots arise in and between companies, they provide energy for exploiting and applying knowledge that is already known and genuinely exploring what was previously unknown. Hot Spots are marvelous creators of value for organizations and wonderful, life-enhancing phenomena for each of us. Lynda Gratton has spent more than ten years investigating Hot Spots--discovering how they emerge and how organizations can create environments where they will proliferate and thrive. She has studied dozens of companies and talked to hundreds of employees, managers, and executives in the US, Europe, and Asia. She has asked the important questions: Why and when do Hot Spots emerge? What is it about certain groups of people that support the emergence of Hot Spots? What role do leaders play? She's discovered a host of elements that together contribute to the emergence of Hot Spots--creating energy and excitement, and supporting and channeling that energy into productive outcomes. In this groundbreaking book, Gratton describes four crucial qualities that an organizational culture must have to support the emergence of Hot Spots, looks at what leaders can do to encourage them, and offers activities and tools you can use in your own company to increase the probability of them arising. In these days when traditional organizational boundaries are becoming barriers to progress, Gratton offers advice and guidance that you can use right now to increase the probability of Hot Spots emerging in your organization.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-205) and index.

Introduction : elements for creating hot spots -- Generating extraordinary energy -- Hot spots burning bright across the world -- The first element : a cooperative mindset -- The second element : boundary spanning -- The third element : the igniting purpose -- The fourth element : productive capacity -- The leader's role in hot spots -- Designing for the emergence of hot spots -- Appendix A : resources for creating hot spots -- Appendix B : background to the research on hot spots -- Appendix C : Methodology of the hot spots research.

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You always know when you are in a Hot Spot. You feel energized and vibrantly alive. Your brain is buzzing with ideas, and the people around you share your joy and excitement. Things you've always known become clearer, adding value becomes more possible. Ideas and insights from others miraculously combine with your own to create new thinking and innovation. When Hot Spots arise in and between companies, they provide energy for exploiting and applying knowledge that is already known and genuinely exploring what was previously unknown. Hot Spots are marvelous creators of value for organizations and wonderful, life-enhancing phenomena for each of us. Lynda Gratton has spent more than ten years investigating Hot Spots--discovering how they emerge and how organizations can create environments where they will proliferate and thrive. She has studied dozens of companies and talked to hundreds of employees, managers, and executives in the US, Europe, and Asia. She has asked the important questions: Why and when do Hot Spots emerge? What is it about certain groups of people that support the emergence of Hot Spots? What role do leaders play? She's discovered a host of elements that together contribute to the emergence of Hot Spots--creating energy and excitement, and supporting and channeling that energy into productive outcomes. In this groundbreaking book, Gratton describes four crucial qualities that an organizational culture must have to support the emergence of Hot Spots, looks at what leaders can do to encourage them, and offers activities and tools you can use in your own company to increase the probability of them arising. In these days when traditional organizational boundaries are becoming barriers to progress, Gratton offers advice and guidance that you can use right now to increase the probability of Hot Spots emerging in your organization.

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