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How to Manage in a Flat World By Susan Bloch

How to Manage in a Flat World
by Susan Bloch

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Many business organisations work across different locations and in different countries. They communicate more and more online rather than face to face and it becomes difficult to successfully manage your team. This book shows you how to manage and work together when your closest colleagues are virtual strangers.
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How to Manage in a Flat World Summary

How to Manage in a Flat World: Get connected to your team - wherever they are by Susan Bloch

Thanks to the internet and a globalising economy, businesses today are often stretched across different locations and different time zones, and increasingly communicate online rather than face-to-face. For a manager, it is very hard to manage and motivate a team that spans continents. Managing in a Flat World gives today's manager much-needed advice on how to communicate, manage and motivate in the flattened company and how to operate effectively in the flat world.

Within this book, authors Susan Bloch and Philip Whitely expose insights from in-depth interviews and research with managers and leaders in global businesses to show the successes, struggles and triumphs amid a constant battle for balance within a changing world, based on technology. You can learn from their experience how best to collaborate as teams and groups within the flat economy, how to equip yourself as a team leader or team member with fresh ideas on ways of working with your colleagues so as to make the most of the advantages that the networked world can offer.

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How to Manage in a Flat World Reviews

They write convincingly about how different cultures emerge within the same organisation... in a simple, succinct style that helped clarify my thinking in this very interesting area. - Human Resources, June 2008

About Susan Bloch

Susan Bloch. Over the past ten years Susan has assisted numerous organisations to build leadership capability and effective teams to ensure business success, coaching business leaders in manufacturing, financial services, construction, retailing and telecommunications. Clients include: Reuters, Prudential, Shell, Unilever, Philips, Sony, BT, Barclays, Standard Chartered and Accenture.

She has an MA in Psychology from Colombia University, and is a chartered psychologist. Susan is a fellow of Ashoka, a global charity that supports social entrepreneurs.

Philip Whiteley is a freelance author and journalist, specialising in management, with a particular focus on the management of people. He is the author of numerous books including Unshrink the People with Max Mckeown, and he and Susan are co-authors of Complete Leadership.

Philip contributes regularly to leading business titles, including Director, Personnel Today and Global HR and writes a weekly column in The Times on executive compensation, called Packages.

Table of Contents


Part 1: The Team

Chapter 1 'Flat' teams need direction

Chapter 2 The medium and the message

Chapter 3 Does culture still matter?

Chapter 4 Engage leadership skills: Command and control doesn't work

Chapter 5: Teams are not self-assembly

Part 2: The Individual

Chapter 6 EQ is not enough: intelligence matters

Chapter 7 Keeping a life: questions of balance in the flat world

Chapter 8 Ten strategies for managing in a flat world


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How to Manage in a Flat World: Get connected to your team - wherever they are by Susan Bloch
Susan Bloch
Financial Times Series
Used - Very Good
Pearson Education Limited
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