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

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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

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