I'm Sorry I Broke Your Company: Why Management Consultants Are the Problem, Not the Solution

I'm Sorry I Broke Your Company: Why Management Consultants Are the Problem, Not the Solution

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Paperback, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013, ISBN13 9781609947392, ISBN10 1609947398
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Looks at the consulting treatments in use in business today and shows how they will not enact effective and lasting change, and may wind up harming a business instead.

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Looks at the consulting treatments in use in business today and shows how they will not enact effective and lasting change, and may wind up harming a business instead.

It's the People, Stupid
Karen Phelan is sorry. She really is. She tried to do business by the numbers--the management consultant way--developing measures, optimizing processes, and quantifying performance. The only problem is that businesses are run by people. And people can't be plugged into formulas or summed up in scorecards.
Phelan dissects a whole range of consulting treatments for unhealthy companies and shows why they're essentially fad diets: superficial would-be fixes that don't result in lasting improvements and can cause serious damage. With a mix of clear-eyed business analysis, heart-wrenching stories, and hard-won lessons for both consultants and the people who hire them, this book is impossible to put down and impossible to ignore. Karen Phelan and other consultants may have "broken" your company, but she's eager to make amends.

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Number of Pages: 211
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Phelan, Karen
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
ISBN-13: 9781609947392
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1609947398
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