The Positive Organization: Breaking Free from Conventional Cultures, Constraints, and Beliefs Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Beholden to accepted assumptions about people and organizations, too many enterprises waste human potential. Robert Quinn shows how to defy convention and create organizations where people feel fully engaged and continually rewarded, where - both individually and collectively - they flourish and exceed expectations.
The problem is that leaders are following a negative and constraining "mental map" that insists organizations must be rigid, top-down hierarchies and that the people in them are driven mainly by self-interest and fear. But leaders can adopt a different mental map, one where organizations are networks of fluid, evolving relationships and where people are motivated by a desire to grow, learn, and serve a larger goal. Using dozens of memorable stories, Quinn describes specific actions leaders can take to facilitate the emergence of this organizational culture - helping people gain a sense of purpose, engage in authentic conversations, see new possibilities, and sacrifice for the common good.
The book includes the positive organization generator, a tool that provides 100 real-life practices from positive organizations and helps you reinvent them to fit your specific needs. With the POG you can identify and implement the practices that will have the greatest impact on your organization.
At its heart, the book helps leaders see new possibilities that lie within the acknowledged realities of organizational life. It provides five keys for learning to be "bilingual" - speaking the conventional language of business as well as the language of the positive organization. When leaders can do this, they are able to make real and lasting change.
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|Listening Length||3 hours and 34 minutes|
|Author||Robert E. Quinn|
|Audible.ca Release Date||August 05 2015|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #176,806 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,335 in Workplace & Organizational Behaviour
#1,585 in Organizational Learning
#4,482 in Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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Quinn hypothesizes that by using the Positive Organization Generator (provided in the appendix and online here) and doing some work we can lead our organizations to a more positive place. The trick is that most leaders, over the years, have developed negative and constraining mental maps. They see all organizations as top-down hierarchies where people are primarily self-interested and driven by fear. Quinn wants to show us how to change our mental map to one where we see organizations as networks of relationships full of people motivated by their desires to grow, learn and serve a larger goal.
I believe Quinn. I have seen the results first hand in my organization.
It’s practical and clear in its approach. I look forward to implementing some of these strategies.