ISBN 9780566080487,The Difference Engine: Achieving Powerful and Sustainable Partnering

The Difference Engine: Achieving Powerful and Sustainable Partnering



Ashgate Publisher

Publication Year 1988

ISBN 9780566080487

ISBN-10 0566080486


Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)

Engineering graphics & technical drawing

This text explores the nature of partnering in the 20th century and describes how organizations must adapt their leadership, strategy and communications process if they are to sustain innovative partnerships. The book aims to reveal the secrets of success in business partnering. It identifies six main partnering styles and provides a diagnostic tool which enables organizations to map themselves against these styles and rethink their partnering issues. It also describes the implications of this shift of thinking for the organizations' management process. Emphasis is placed on action rather than analysis and the provision of a way of quantifying and diagnosing intangible relationship issues.