Built To Change.
IN THIS SUMMARY
In Built to Change, Edward Lawler III and Christopher Worley address an important and ever-prevalent element of modern business that challenges organizations big and small, old and new. That immense issue is change, one thing, say the authors, that most businesses simply are not designed for. In Built to Change, Lawler and Worley take the critical matter of business-wide change head-on-subverting traditional messages touting unwavering stability and strict structure as a means to success. Their message is simple: Change or perish. And in this book, they show the business world how to make it happen In today's increasingly competitive and progressively global world, organizations that refuse change are simply doomed to fade away-to go the way of the black and white television, the 8mm home movie camera, and the Oldsmobile. Nothing, say the authors, is truly "built to last," least of all competitive advantage, valuable human capital, and long-term success when stagnation, blind stability, and an aversion to transformation (no matter how small) leads an organization's ideals.