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- KurzbeschreibungWhat's the worst thing you can hear when you have a good idea at work?
"That's not how we do it here!"
In their iconic bestseller Our Iceberg Is Melting , John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber used a simple fable about penguins to explain the process of lead ing people through major changes. Now, ten years later, they're back with another must-read story that will help any team or organization cope with their biggest challenges and turn them into exciting opportunities.
Once upon a time a clan of meerkats lived in the Kalahari, a region in southern Africa. After years of steady growth, a drought has sharply reduced the clan's resources, and deadly vulture attacks have increased. As things keep getting worse, the har mony of the clan is shattered. The executive team quarrels about possible solutions, and sugges tions from frontline workers face a soul-crushing response: "That's not how we do it here!"
So Nadia, a bright and adventurous meerkat, hits the road in search of new ideas to help her trou bled clan. She discovers a much smaller group that operates very differently, with much more teamwork and agility. These meerkats have developed innova tive solutions to find food and evade the vultures. But not everything in this small clan is as perfect as it seems at first.
Can Nadia figure out how to combine the best of both worlds-a large, disciplined, well-managed clan and a small, informal, inspiring clan-before it's too late?
This book distills Kotter's decades of experi ence and award-winning research to reveal why organizations rise and fall, and how they can rise again in the face of adversity.
- AutorHolger Rathgeber,John Kotter
- VerlagPenguin LCC US
- FormatGebundene Ausgabe
- Seiten176 Seiten
- Gewicht424 g
- LeseprobeThe vultures had mysteriously turned from scavengers to killers. No one knew why. These awful, scary, deadly creatures were probably the final blow that was leading to the collapse of Matt's clan.
Matt was a Meerkat-those smallish African animals that humans seem to find cute and interesting. Matt, like all Kats, had his own distinct personality and skills. He had always been shy and could be a bit too rigid once he had a plan in mind. But an inherent sense of loyalty, a soft smile, and skills he always used to help the group had made him much appreciated. He had usually enjoyed life, and most of the time life had enjoyed him back. But then . . .
Because the rain seemed to have disappeared, his clan of fuzzy little creatures no longer had enough food for everyone. At least once a day, Matt ate less so the young and old and weak could have more. But that hardly made even a small contribution to solving the problem. The increase in the number of predators was-well, Matt had never seen anything like it. A few Kats said it was all connected. Less rain meant less food, which was leading to strange and unpredictable changes in predator behavior. But who knew for sure?
They could not seem to agree upon, much less bring alive, any new big ideas to deal with the new problems. For Matt and many others, that was incredibly frustrating. Making matters even worse, getting the most routine daily work done was proving more and more difficult.
It was not as if Matt never heard any promising new ideas. He had two very creative friends, Tanya and Ago, who had come up with a possible way to find more food and waste less, and a potential method of spotting predators faster than before. But both Kats ran into a wall of "that's not the way we do things here," a reaction that, considering the circumstances, made no sense. Matt tried to pitch in and show others why such an argument was illogical. He talked to Kats he knew the best, those born in litters about the same time as he was. He talked to his Family Chief. And he got nowhere.
Matt was so tired. Because he was respected, he was asked by one of the big bosses-an Alpha-to take on this project and that project and another. The toll on him added up. He was not at all the type who walked through his days quietly or loudly angry at the world. Yet
here he was . . .
One very mad Meerkat
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