The Vital Organization: How to create a high-performing workplace (Field Guide)
The business climate has changed, so isn’t it time to update the basic rules of management? This intensely practical work distills a decade of cutting edge brain-based science into five revolutionary new rules for management. Built with compelling business logic, these rules provide a framework for creating a Vital Organization — where people are meaningfully engaged in doing the work that matters. The Vital Organization offers just enough background followed by specific, real-world examples of putting these principles into action.
Drawing on the authors’ work with organizations such as FedEx, Microsoft, Komatsu, HSBC, the US Navy, and the UN, this Field Guide is an operative manual for managing to create a great organization despite the chaos around us.
Part I: Vitality Needed
In volatile markets and rapid change, what really creates organizational value? New insights from neuroscience and organizational research reveal key drivers that make the difference. These drivers define the Vital Signs model for performance.
Part II: The New Rules for Management
How can leaders use the new research insights to actually create organizational vitality? What are the key principles and the specific tactics that make the difference?
Part III: Case Study Vitality in Action
What does it look like to put these principles into action? The Komatsu case provides a real-world example of these concepts and solutions. What are the vital lessons every leader can apply to their organization?