product description page
Building the Future : Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation (Hardcover) (Amy C. Edmondson & Susan Salter
About this item
Niccolò Machiavelli famously wrote: “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”Constructing a new order of things, which Edmondson and Reynolds call “building the future,” is the focus of this book. It explores how to bring complex new systems into being, particularly systems that transform human experience and make the world more livable and sustainable. Intense collaboration across professions and industries is vital to come up with new ideas and innovative solutions. This requires practicing new forms of leadership that enable complex, team-based, whole-system innovation.To reveal how pioneers build the future, Edmondson and Reynolds study a startup's long and innovative journey in the smart-city industry, which uses digital, information and communication technologies to enhance the quality and performance of urban services, They follow the leaders in this company, Living PlanIT, through cycles of hope, exhaustion, disillusionment, pragmatism, and renewal in creating the city of the future.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Political Science, History, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Business Communication / General, Public Policy / City Planning + Urban Development, United States / 21st Century
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Amy C. Edmondson & Susan Salter Reynolds
Street Date: April 18, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-7031
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.