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Drawing a new map is available on kindle and kindle for pc at amazon


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Turning around your manufacturing company made simple. …

Turning around your manufacturing company made simple.
Using simplified Strategy, TOC and dealing with Management traps makes company regeneration much simpler than we think.

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  • 1. Drawing a new map is available on kindle and kindle for PC at amazon. If you do not have a kindle, download Kindle for PC to your laptop or desktop and follow the instructions. You will need to enter your credit card details, but be assured it is safe. The ebook book retails for around $10. Summary Managers need a simplified map to navigate the rapidly changing business environment. More than ever good strategy is required to face new competitors degrading company profitability. Drawing a new map simplifies the strategic process through easy to follow proposals and real life stories. The premise of this book is that individual managers can make a difference and change the consequential reality of repetitive restructuring, cost cutting, pressurized work environment and the loss of work satisfaction. This book presents examples where company turnarounds were catalyzed by the efforts of one or two individuals through using a simple dialogue
  • 2. based strategy process. It also shows where the process did not work and the reasons. The turnarounds discussed were achieved in a short space of time by focussing on leverage points and bypassing counterproductive aspects of human behaviour. In the end it is human behaviour that makes or breaks developing and implementing good strategies. For companies to adapt successfully to a fast-changing reality it is critical that the organisation first identifies what needs to be done, and then acts. In order for this to happen employees (the group) need to learn together and then coordinate their actions, which is where the problem lies. The inherent need in humans for esteem and power can result in subconscious actions intended to maintain their status. These drives, together with the hierarchical structure, result in behaviour that shuts down group learning and group action. Strategic Learning and Strategic Alignment are presented in this book as key techniques to deal with this fundamental human problem. Supporting techniques such as Dialogue and the Theory of Constraints are also introduced. Real life stories are related to illustrate and make actions tangible and real. Drawing a new map will start managers on the road towards achieving a better work environment while improving company profits. This it does by making managers aware of the current organisational dynamics, showing them what is possible and giving them the confidence to act. 4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for a manufacturing company in distress March 17, 2013 By T A VAN NIEKERK, Owner Tavanek and HendrikLourens has managed to capture the essential predicament of the CEO in charge of a manufacturing company in distress: "What do I do to get out of the mess?" Reading DRAWING A NEW MAP took me back to various situations where I experienced times when I just did not know what to do. Hendrik shares his practical experiences in a troubled industry with remarkable insight into some of the most valuable options available. The book clearly demonstrates the necessity of Peter Senge's work on The Learning Organisation The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organizationand the Society for Organisational Learning (SoL) to create the required organisation culture to develop a better future. He found the sweet spot between Strategic Thinking, Strategic Learning (William G Pietersen) Strategic Learning: How to Be Smarter Than Your Competition and Turn Key Insights into Competitive Advantage and the Strategic Fitness Process (M Beer, et al) and shows how these concepts could be utilised to improve. I found his description of the essential requirements for open dialogue very valuable and those that follow his
  • 3. guidelines will certainly benefit from it. His insight into the practical application of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) by Dr Eli Goldratt The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement is spot on. Comment | Ruth Tearle, Owner of Changedesigns. March 2013 Drawing a new map by HendrikLourens is a book for many audiences who are interested in strategy. For MBA students who are struggling to understand how all the strategic theories and concepts fit together, this is a book that integrates many strategic concepts into one integrated whole via the use of real life stories. Whether you are learning about Theory of Constraints, Strategic Learning, Strategic Alignment, Mental Models or Strategic Management, this book shows how different strategic and leadership concepts fit together, in the real world of an organization. For CEOs who need their leaders to adapt to a fast changing reality, this book provides a practical account of how a strategic management process and different mental models and tools can turn around an organization. Filled with real life stories, practical experiences as well as simple explanations of difficult strategic concepts, this is a book to add to your collection of books on strategy, strategic thinking, strategic learning, culture and leadership.