Based on both fundamental theory and practical experience, After Atlantis identifies a broad range of approaches that will better equip individuals and organizations not only to react in time to change but to become pro-active in creating a positive future for themselves and their organizations. It is a practical field guide to understanding and mastering turbulence within organizations and across the global marketplace.
After Atlantis takes the position that no single activity will assure success. It is grounded in the most advanced, field-tested, and robust theories about innovation and leadership, and will help organizations to construct their future with meaning and to meet the needs of their customers. The international team of contributors includes Peter Beerten and Kaat Exterbille of Belgium, Tom Lyons of Ireland, and Frank Heckman of the United States.
Ned Hamson has been editor of The Journal for Quality and Participation since 1985. His duties as editor there have brought him into close contact with leading organizations, consultants, and practitioners in the fields of quality and participation. Some of the foremost authorities who have contributed to the journal during his tenure include Tom Peters, Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Margaret Wheatley, Peter Senge, George Bush, and Bill Clinton. Mr. Hamson also conducts extensive research on international political economy.
Table of Contents
PART 1 * Working, Managing, and Leading in Turbulent Times *
Flow and Adaptive Organizations * Shared Learning * Follow Me! Say...Where is Everyone (Three Phases of Work and Enterprise) * Constructing a Flexible and Productive Organization Architecture for Continuous Improvement (Timing and Sequence are Critical to Successful Change) * PART II: Additional Tools and Approaches (Excerpts and articles from the Journal of Quality and Participation) * Our Customers Expect Total Transaction Quality * The Power of Community Search Conferences * Requisite for Future Success: Discontinuous Improvement * Navigating the Emerging Decision Making Paradigm