The GE Way Fieldbook

Robert Slater



"If management is an art, then surely Jack Welch has proved himself a master painter."

- BusinessWeek

Boardroom legend Jack Welch is widely regarded as one of the most effective CEOs in business history. Welch’s groundbreaking programs—including Six Sigma and Work-Out—along with his numerous strategies on business leadership have helped transform GE into the global benchmark for maximized productivity and labor efficiency.

Now, The GE Way Fieldbook explains how you can implement the same programs that helped turn GE into a $100 billion juggernaut. Drawing from his unprecedented access to GE’s top-level corridors of power—including a never-before-published full-length interview with Jack Welch—veteran business author Robert Slater packs innovative strategies, easy-to-use diagnostic exercises, detailed questionnaires, and more into the most hands-on, applications-oriented book ever written on General Electric. Only in The GE Way Fieldbook will you find:

  • "The Boca Raton Speeches"—Never-before-seen excerpts taken from Jack Welch’s internal speeches to GE employees
  • More than 100 exercises, overheads, and exhibits from the files of Jack Welch and GE
  • The most complete treatment of GE’s Six Sigma program ever published
  • Step-by-step action plans that are blueprints for implementing Six Sigma and Work-Out—and creating the boundaryless organization

    The fieldbook has become one of today’s most popular, effective teaching tools—but never before has one focused on the inner workings and strategies of a specific company. The GE Way Fieldbook gives you an inside look at the stunningly successful Jack Welch era at GE, provides the techniques and tools you need to focus every worker in your organization on progress and growth, and outlines a strategic roadmap for implementing GE’s business practices—and removing the boundaries to success—within your own organization.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Boundaryless Organization: Encouraging a culture that breaks down silos and encourages collaboration across departments, fostering a more agile and innovative environment.

  2. Leadership Development: Prioritizing the development of leaders at all levels through rigorous training, mentoring, and succession planning.

  3. Performance Evaluation: Emphasizing meritocracy and a performance-driven culture through rigorous performance evaluations, identifying and rewarding high performers, and addressing underperformance.

  4. Focus on Core Competencies: Identifying and leveraging core competencies while divesting from non-core businesses to concentrate resources and efforts on areas of strength.

  5. Speed and Agility: Encouraging fast decision-making, adaptability, and responsiveness to market changes to stay ahead of competitors.

  6. Customer Focus: Placing a strong emphasis on understanding and meeting customer needs by developing products and services that add value.

  7. Continuous Improvement: Instilling a culture of continuous improvement and innovation through regular assessment and adaptation of strategies and processes.

  8. Global Expansion: Strategically expanding into global markets and adapting to cultural differences while maintaining a consistent organizational culture.

  9. Risk-Taking and Innovation: Encouraging calculated risk-taking and fostering an environment where innovative ideas are welcomed, even if they entail failures along the way.

  10. Ethical Leadership: Upholding high ethical standards and integrity in all business dealings, ensuring trust and credibility in the organization.

Language English
ISBN-10 0071354816
ISBN-13 9780071354813
No of pages 276
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Tata Mcgraw-Hill
Published Date 13 Nov 1999

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