Accelerate : Building Strategic Agility For A Faster -Movung World

John P. Kotter



With innovation, deadlines, and competition deciding the success in today's business world, Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility For A Faster-Moving World by John P. Kotter can be a real opener. Rich with effective practical guidance and advices, this book can be of great help to all those businessmen looking to improve their business. Throughout the book, the author urges the reader to think beyond the conventional methodologies to achieve success in the everchanging market scenario. According to the author, it is not sufficient to formulate an effective strategy and implement it with the help of the best employees. Instead, he proposes a new success formula to help readers achieve much beyond their expectations.

In Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility For A Faster-Moving World, the author has rightly proposed his theory called dual operating system, which can be best utilised to restructure any organisation and thus improve the efficiency of its workforce. The book majorily emphasises on two basic concepts, network and hierarchy, as the key areas to build a better organisation. Many useful examples are also included in the book to explain to the reader about the various networking skills necessary for entrepreneurs.

By leveraging his experience in helping numerous organisations worldwide, the author has rightly included instances and case studies to further support his viewpoints. The book can be effective not just for entrepreneurs, but also for shareholders, and other professionals who are a part of any organisation. The first edition of this book was published by Harvard Business Review in 2014, and is available as hardcover.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Dual Operating System: Kotter introduces the concept of a dual operating system, combining traditional hierarchical structures with a more agile network model to enhance adaptability and innovation.

  2. Sense of Urgency: Emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining a sense of urgency within an organization to drive change and prevent complacency.

  3. Networks and Collaboration: Advocates for fostering networks and collaboration across the organization to enable faster decision-making and problem-solving.

  4. Empowerment and Decentralization: Encourages decentralization and empowerment of employees at various levels to facilitate quicker responses to market changes.

  5. Change Leadership: Focuses on the role of leadership in guiding and facilitating change, promoting a culture that embraces agility and innovation.

  6. Agile Structures and Processes: Discusses the implementation of more flexible structures and processes that enable rapid adaptation to changing market conditions.

  7. Continuous Learning and Adaptation: Encourages a culture of continuous learning, experimentation, and adaptation to remain responsive in a dynamic environment.

  8. Customer-Centric Approach: Advocates for a customer-centric mindset, emphasizing the importance of understanding and meeting evolving customer needs swiftly.

  9. Risk-Taking and Resilience: Highlights the need for organizations to embrace calculated risk-taking and build resilience to navigate uncertainties effectively.

  10. Sustainable Agility: Emphasizes that strategic agility is not just about quick fixes but establishing a sustainable capacity for ongoing adaptation and innovation.

Language English
ISBN-10 9781625271747
No of pages 206
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
Published Date 14 Apr 2014

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Author : John P. Kotter

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