- Author: Frances Horibe
- ISBN: 9780470156711
- Year Published: 2001
- Pages: 272
- BISAC: BUS000000, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS/General
About the Book and Topic:
Peripheral Vision helps managers make the link between the need for innovation in the e-business world and the necessity of dissent to foster that innovation. It offers practical strategies and hands-on advice for encouraging and managing innovation and dissent while avoiding too much conflict, which can paralyze the organization. Readers will find answers to tough questions, such as: how much dissent is too much? When does dissent become conflict? When conflict and creativity are really just two sides of the same coin, how do you manage an organization in which everyone is going off doing their own thing? * Covers the six types of dissent; the ten most common ways managers shut down the very dissent they need to encourage; the role of managers as political handlers; coaching dissenters; confronting and dealing with saboteurs; and handling a dissenter’s exit from the company. * Features numerous anecdotes and examples.
About the Author
Frances Horibe (Ottawa, Ontario) is President of VisionArts International, Inc., a firm that assists organizations to manage radical change. Her clients include: Bombardier, Environment Canada, Industry Canada (Strategis Marketing), Women’s Teachers Federation. Previously she was Vice-President of Quality and Consumer Care for Achieve International, a management consulting firm. She speaks regularly to diverse groups, including: Ontario Society of Training and Development, Strategy Institute Conference on Knowledge Workers, American Society of Quality, Canadian Airlines, Canadian Association of Human Resource Planners, Texas AUniversity and Xerox. She is the author of Managing Knowledge Workers.