Hot Spots

Why Some Teams, Organizations, and Workplaces Buzz with Energy--and Others Don't

Lynda Gratton (Author)

Publication date: 02/01/2007

Bestseller over 40,000+ copies sold

Hot Spots
Sometimes within an organization, condensed periods of growth and innovation occur. For a short period of time, new ideas flow freely and cooperation and success attain levels that exceed all expectations. These periods are called "" hot spots."" This book takes a detailed look at how and why hot spots happen, and shows that it's possible to create them. In order to do so, entrenched rules about command and control must be discarded, since hot spots can't be commanded, nor can they be controlled. Instead, they are a naturally emerging phenomena. But, that doesn't mean that organizations have to wait for them to arise. Gratton offers techniques and strategies that can create a more productive environment, one in which hot spots are anticipated, recognized, and embraced -- an environment that carries the organization beyond its pre-set goals and boundaries and to new levels of growth and energy.
Bestselling author Lynda Gratton - a world-renowned authority on business strategy - takes an extensive look at ""Hot Spots"" -- places and times where cooperation flourishes, resulting in productivity and excitement. Now, these previously unexplained flares of ideas and innovation are thoroughly examined, as Gratton shows how to develop of ""Hot Spots"" within ones own environment.

  • Shows how to create workplaces where cooperation, creativity, and innovation thrive
  • Based on a decade of research on dozens of companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia
  • Author Lynda Gratton whas twice been named one of the world's top management thinkers in The Times of London

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Sometimes within an organization, condensed periods of growth and innovation occur. For a short period of time, new ideas flow freely and cooperation and success attain levels that exceed all expectations. These periods are called "" hot spots."" This book takes a detailed look at how and why hot spots happen, and shows that it's possible to create them. In order to do so, entrenched rules about command and control must be discarded, since hot spots can't be commanded, nor can they be controlled. Instead, they are a naturally emerging phenomena. But, that doesn't mean that organizations have to wait for them to arise. Gratton offers techniques and strategies that can create a more productive environment, one in which hot spots are anticipated, recognized, and embraced -- an environment that carries the organization beyond its pre-set goals and boundaries and to new levels of growth and energy.
Bestselling author Lynda Gratton - a world-renowned authority on business strategy - takes an extensive look at ""Hot Spots"" -- places and times where cooperation flourishes, resulting in productivity and excitement. Now, these previously unexplained flares of ideas and innovation are thoroughly examined, as Gratton shows how to develop of ""Hot Spots"" within ones own environment.

  • Shows how to create workplaces where cooperation, creativity, and innovation thrive
  • Based on a decade of research on dozens of companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia
  • Author Lynda Gratton whas twice been named one of the world's top management thinkers in The Times of London
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