The information in this book deserves at least four stars, but the writing style only deserves one star, in my opinion My editing fingers were itching to get ahold of the manuscript and rework it This could be a really fascinating book, I think, if it was rewritten.Unfortunately, the author wrote in a very academic style, which made this an excellent book if you wanted to be lulled into sleepiness, but a less than ideal book if you wanted to be engaged in understanding new concepts The author kept talking about what he was going to tell you in chapter 6 or 14, to the point where you just wanted him to get to the point And when he referred to the growth stages of companies, he called them stage 2 or 3, when it would have been much helpful if he had referred to them as the Expansion stage or the Professionalization stage Maybe that seems picky, but it really bogs the reading down.On the plus side, the content and ideas were fascinating The company I work for is experiencing growth pains, and I had many aha moments reading this book It all makes a lot sense now There are many case studies, which, though dated generally from the 80s , are still helpful in understanding how the concepts fit into real life situations.If you can wade through academic writing, this book is worth the effort, but it can be a very tedious challenge to get to those intriguing concepts. Textbookish analysis of growing pains in small companies Some good stuff on how to spot emerging growth problems and how to evolve the company culture as it scales I read the original version back in the early 90s If you skip over the somewhat voluminous examples, it s a great, pithy overview of common issues faced by a growing company. While I agree with other reviewers that the writing is too academic, the content is fascinating A great look into how organizations evolve. A must read book on organizational behavior and design for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs. Painfully dry, but if you can get past that, this book provides a comprehensive overview of organizational transformation and the leadership required to manage it. An Insightful And Practical Toolkit For Managing Organizational Growth Growing Pains Is The Definitive Guide To The Life Cycle Of An Organization, And The Optimization Strategies That Make The Organization Stronger Whether Growth Is Rapid, Slow, Or Not Occurring At All, This Book Provides A Host Of Solid Tools And Recommendations For Putting Everything In Order Now In Its Fifth Edition, This Invaluable Guide Has Been Fully Updated To Reflect The Current Economic Climate, And Includes New Case Studies And Chapters Discussing Nonprofit Life Cycle Tools, Leadership Challenges And The Leadership Molecule , And Real World Applications Of The Frameworks Presented The Latest Empirical Research Is Presented In The Context Of These Ideas, Including New Data On Strategic Organizational Development Mini Cases That Illustrate Growth Management Issues Have Been Added Throughout, With Additional Coverage Of International Entrepreneurship And Companies That Provide A Frame Of Reference For The Perspective Being Developed Growing Pains Are Normal, And A Valuable Indicator Of Organizational Health, But They Indicate The Need For New Systems, Processes, And Structure To Support The Organization S Size This Book Provides A Practical Framework For Managing The Process, Applicable To Organizations Of All Sizes Understand The Key Stages Of Growth And The Challenges Of Each Measure Your Organization S Growing Pains And Development Deploy New Tools That Facilitate Positive Organizational Development Make The Necessary Transitions Required To Ensure Sustainable Success Some Companies, Even After Brilliant Beginnings, Lose Their Way As Growth Throws Them For A Loop Growing Pains Identifies The Underlying Factors That Promote Long Term Success, And Gives You A Framework For Successfully Managing The Transitions Of Growth
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