Organizations today face a crisis. The crisis is of long standing and its signs are widespread. Most proposals for improving management address one element of the crisis at the expense of the others. The principles described by award-winning author Stephen Denning simultaneously inspire high productivity, continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and client delight. Denning puts forward a fundamentally different approach to management, with seven inter-locking principles of continuous innovation: focusing the entire organization on delighting clients; working in self-organizing teams; operating in client-driven iterations; delivering value to clients with each iteration; fostering radical transparency; nurturing continuous self-improvement and communicating interactively. In sum, the principles comprise a new mental model of management.
- Author outlines the basic seven principles of continuous innovation
- The book describes more than seventy supporting practices
- Denning offers a rethinking of management from first principles
This book is written by the author of The Secret Language of Leadership—a Financial Times Selection in Best Books of 2007.
Keywords: management, 21st century management, consumer capitalism, radical transparency, customer delight, job satisfaction, organizational strategy, competitive strategy, scrum, quality improvements, process improvement, productivity, innovation, continuous innovation, self-organizing teams, business communication, organizational communication, history of management, management practice steams and storytelling, excitement among teams