HOT SPOTS: Why Some Teams, Workplaces,And Orgnizations Buzz With Energy-And Other Don't.

Lynda Gratton



You always know when you are in a Hot Spot. You feel energized and vibrantly alive. Your brain is buzzing with ideas, and the people around you share your joy and excitement. Things you’ve always known become clearer, adding value becomes more possible. Ideas and insights from others miraculously combine with your own to create new thinking and innovation. When Hot Spots arise in and between companies, they provide energy for exploiting and applying knowledge that is already known and genuinely exploring what was previously unknown. Hot Spots are marvelous creators of value for organizations and wonderful, life-enhancing phenomena for each of us. 

Lynda Gratton has spent more than ten years investigating Hot Spots—discovering how they emerge and how organizations can create environments where they will proliferate and thrive. She has studied dozens of companies and talked to hundreds of employees, managers, and executives in the US, Europe, and Asia. She has asked the important questions: Why and when do Hot Spots emerge? What is it about certain groups of people that support the emergence of Hot Spots? What role do leaders play? She’s discovered a host of elements that together contribute to the emergence of Hot Spots—creating energy and excitement, and supporting and channeling that energy into productive outcomes. 

In this groundbreaking book, Gratton describes four crucial qualities that an organizational culture must have to support the emergence of Hot Spots, looks at what leaders can do to encourage them, and offers activities and tools you can use in your own company to increase the probability of them arising. In these days when traditional organizational boundaries are becoming barriers to progress, Gratton offers advice and guidance that you can use right now to increase the probability of Hot Spots emerging in your organization.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Collaborative Ecosystems: Emphasizes the significance of collaborative and interconnected ecosystems within organizations that foster creativity, innovation, and productivity.

  2. Energizing Workspaces: Discusses the design and configuration of physical workspaces to encourage interaction, collaboration, and creativity among employees.

  3. Purposeful Networks: Advocates for building purposeful networks within organizations that enable information sharing, idea generation, and cross-functional collaboration.

  4. Inclusive Culture: Promotes an inclusive culture that values diverse perspectives, encourages open dialogue, and fosters a sense of belonging among team members.

  5. Empowerment and Autonomy: Encourages empowering employees by providing autonomy and ownership over their work, which can boost motivation and engagement.

  6. Fluid Team Structures: Discusses the benefits of flexible team structures that allow for cross-functional collaboration and adaptability to changing needs.

  7. Continuous Learning: Emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and development within organizations to adapt to evolving challenges and opportunities.

  8. Leadership Role: Explores the role of leadership in creating an energized environment, fostering trust, and inspiring teams toward a shared vision.

  9. Experimentation and Risk-Taking: Encourages a culture that embraces experimentation and risk-taking, allowing for the exploration of new ideas and approaches.

  10. Work-Life Integration: Discusses strategies for promoting work-life integration that supports employee well-being and enhances productivity.

Language English
ISBN-10 1576754189
ISBN-13 9781576754184
No of pages 211
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Published Date 16 Feb 2007

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Author : Lynda Gratton

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