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Bridging Organization Design and Performance: Five Ways to Activate a Global Operation Model by Amy Kates, Gregory Kesler

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Chapter 10When the Activators Work Together

Across the Five Activators

The bridge to performance is built by developing the activators as parts of an integrated management system. The real power of the five activators model is in the interdependence and mutual reinforcement across the five. No matter how motivated and skilled a set of managers is, if the organization hasn't provided the forums and processes to connect and have the right conversations, a lot of well-intentioned individual effort will be wasted. Conversely, no amount of reengineering of management processes will make up for a management team unwilling or unable to engage in collaborative behavior.

The activators also work together at a more subtle level. For example, identification ...

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