Modelling a new age business
Title: Corporate Culture: Illuminating the Black Hole Author: Dr Jerome Want Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (2006) Price: $9.98 No. of pages: 284
Dr Jerome Want quotes Louis Gerstner, the former chairman of IBM as, “Corporate culture is not one thing a CEO does, it is everything he does.” Therefore, Want has presented the corporate culture as the central point of any business function. The book discusses that corporate culture is constructed by the input of employers and employees in the form of behaviours, values, performance, knowledge and innovation. The two entities of an employer and an employee are connected by commitment, recognition and reward systems. Thus, culture represents the human side of any business.
Dr Want has collected his lifetime of consulting and corporate experience in this book, to deliver the high performing business models for the new age corporations.
The contrasts of a culture based on only monetary benefits to a culture of effective leadership and management, ethical conduct and tolerance for risk is well presented in this book, after which Dr Want appears as a true business-change strategist