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Culture Shock: A Handbook For 21st Century Business

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'Will McInnes has nailed it. Inspiring and comprehensive, Culture Shock is aspirational future thinking with its feet firmly on the ground'

Jemima Kiss, Digital Media correspondent, The Guardian

Join the work-place revolution

There's a revolution afoot . . . don't be left behind. A new dawn has broken. Business has changed profoundly—fueled by aggressively advancing technology and a volatile global economy. So why has most business culture remained unchanged? Most organizations are closed, secretive, siloed, slow to change, and deeply hierarchical. It's time to shock these cultures. Let's burn up the old and start something new.

The wonderfully inspiring Will McInnes is here to make a change—he wants us all to work in places that are supportive, open, conducive to creativity, motivating, and fun. In this book he maps out brilliant ways to create an uplifting work culture. Learn to create a more open, democratic, and productive workplace

  • Packed with real-world examples and backed up by facts

  • Step-by-step, practical framework with actionable tasks to help you transform the way you work for the better

  • Table of Contents

    1. COVER
    2. ENDORSEMENTS
    3. TITLE PAGE
    4. COPYRIGHT PAGE
    5. FOREWORD
    6. INTRODUCTION
    7. CHAPTER ONE: PURPOSE AND MEANING
      1. A Purpose of Significance
      2. Politicians and normal people too
      3. Why will a Purpose of Significance make a difference?
      4. What does A Purpose of Significance look like?
      5. A Purpose of Significance: the checklist
      6. Who is leading the way?
      7. How can you locate a Purpose of Significance?
      8. Summary
    8. CHAPTER TWO: DEMOCRACY AND EMPOWERMENT
      1. Why make decisions and distribute power differently?
      2. The prize of participative working
      3. Who can we be inspired by?
      4. Specific processes and tools
      5. The dark side of democracy at work
      6. Summary
    9. CHAPTER THREE: PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE
      1. Being bad to people is being bad to the bottom line
      2. What does the progressive business movement do differently?
      3. What’s the prize?
      4. Where can we make a difference?
      5. Zappos
      6. W. L. Gore & Associates
      7. NixonMcInnes
      8. Acknowledging challenges
      9. Summary
    10. CHAPTER FOUR: CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP
      1. The challenge of leadership in the 21st century
      2. What is not conscious leadership?
      3. The benefits of conscious leadership
      4. So what does conscious leadership look like?
      5. How do I go on this journey?
      6. Summary
    11. CHAPTER FIVE: ORGANIZATIONAL OPENNESS
      1. The nine areas of organizational openness
      2. Summary
    12. CHAPTER SIX: CHANGE VELOCITY
      1. What is change velocity?
      2. Global shifts and black swans
      3. Activism and campaigning in networks
      4. Technology disruptions
      5. Nobody changed the rules (yet)
      6. The biggest reason we need to get better at changing quickly
      7. 1 Personal factors
      8. 2 Organizational factors
      9. 3 Behaviours
      10. 4 Counterforces
      11. Summary
    13. CHAPTER SEVEN: TECH DNA
      1. Creating Tech DNA
      2. Why does a progressive business nurture its Tech DNA?
      3. Unpicking definitions: what are Enterprise 2.0 and the Social business?
      4. How can we cultivate our Tech DNA?
      5. Summary
    14. CHAPTER EIGHT: FAIR FINANCES
      1. Why do progressive approaches to finance matter?
      2. What are the benefits for those grasping them?
      3. What do fair finances look like?
      4. How can our organization work towards fairer finances?
      5. Summary
    15. CONCLUSION
    16. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    17. ABOUT WILL MCINNES
    18. INDEX