Fifth Generation Management - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750697019

Fifth Generation Management

2nd Edition

Dynamic Teaming, Virtual Enterprising and Knowledge Networking

Authors: Charles Savage
Paperback ISBN: 9780750697019
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 4th April 1996
Page Count: 341
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This revised edition of Fifth Generation Management helps executives out of the rigid mindsets of the Industrial Era into the vibrant and invigorating possibilities of co-creation in the Knowledge Era.

Divided into two parts, the first completely rewritten section narrates 'Five Days that Changed the Enterprise', a case study of senior executives who are forced out of their cozy little empires into a new network organization of their own design. The second part discusses the process of co-creating through virtual enterprising, dynamic teaming, and knowledge networking. Included is essential new information on fractal enterprises, holonic management systems, agile enterprises, and hypertext organizations.

Charles Savage is president of Knowledge Era Enterprises, Inc and was formerly in the consultant division of DIgital Equipment Corporation. He presents 'Master Classes' on dynamic teaming and virtual enterprising and has written extensively on the knowledge era. His company's logo is a key with the phrase "Unlocking the Future". Charles Savage assists companies around the world to achieve that goal.

Key Features

Over 40,000 copies of previous edition sold world-wide Previous edition was awarded 'Book of the Year' by Tom Peters. Covers lessons learned over the last five years since Fifth Generation Management was first published.


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Table of Contents

Preface by Tom Peters; Preface to Revised Edition; Preface (Original); PART 1: Customer Empowerment: Reinventing our Enterprises in Six Months; January: bosses or customers?; February: routines or capabilities; March: individuals or teams?; April: being seen or seeing: May: power or energy?; June: reflection on reinvention?; PART 2: Dynamic Teaming, Virtual Enterprising and Knowledge Networking; Introduction: our past and future; Five generations of computers and management; Computerizing enterprises; Steep hierarchies: our burden; Elegantly simple enterprises; Leading knowledge networking; Lean, agile, robust and spirited enterprising; Afterword: Daniel Burris; Chapter Notes; References; Index.


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About the Author

Charles Savage

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Digital Equipment Corporation

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