Description - Living Company by Arie P. De Geus
Today's scarce resource is knowledge and knowledge is created by a company's human assets, not its capital assets. This, now more than ever before, makes a company into a living work community, instead of a collection of assets on a balance sheet. It demands completely different management approaches and requires the language of biology, anthropology and psychology for further insights. And in leading today's modern corporation, management must think in terms of learning as the main process through which the company can flourish and hold its own in a competitive market. This readable, thought-provoking and highly original book explores these themes and develops in depth what organisational learning means. It investigates the consequences of building a sustainable work community for human resource management, strategic planning and organisational structure. It makes a case for a thorough public debate on corporate governance and on the reallocation of power, both inside and around the company.
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(231mm x 161mm x mm)
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Author Biography - Arie P. De Geus
Arie de Geus gained a wide reputation for his work in his role as Group Planning Coordinator for Royal Dutch/Shell. Widely credited by Peter Senge and others with originating the concept of the learning organization, and the author of an influential Harvard Business Review article Planning as Learning, he is a visiting fellow at London Business School, and a board member of the Nijenrode Learning Centre in the Netherlands.