Winner of the Executive Leadership Award
"If your organization is ready for transformation, The Boundaryless Organization will provide a simple but provocative framework either for getting started or for accelerating the pace."
from the foreword by Lawrence A. Bossidy, chairman and CEO, Honeywell Corporation
"This is the best book on globalization and the seamless organization that I have read."
David H. Komansky, chairman and CEO, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
"A very important contribution."
from the foreword by C. K. Prahalad, coauthor of Competing for the Future
"Attacks the very core of traditional management structure, with all of its walls, boundaries, and limitations."
"Outlines how companies can make the change from rigid structures to ones where ideas, resources, and information can flow freely."
HR Strategies & Tactics
"A refreshing guide to innovative ways to do business . . . . Each part includes a questionnaire that readers can use to determine where they stand on a continuum between boundaried and boundaryless status."
Journal of Management Consulting
Foreword by: Lawrence A. Bossidy.
∗ A New World Order: Rising to the Challenge of New Success Factors.
Stepping Up to the Line: How Boundaryless Is Your Organization?
Part One: Free Movement Up and Down: Crossing Vertical Boundaries.
First Person: Cesar Guajardo, General Director, Praxair Mexico.
∗ Toward a Healthy Hierarchy.
Stepping Up to the Line: How Healthy Is Your Organization′s Hierarchy?
∗ Rewiring and Retuning the Hierarchy.
Part Two: Free Movement Side to Side: Crossing Horizontal Boundaries.
First Person: Daniel Vasella, Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG.
∗ Beyond Turf and Territory.
Stepping Up to the Line: How Congruent Are Your Organization′s Horizontal Boundaries?
∗ Integrating Resources to Serve the Customer.
Part Three: Free Movement Along the Value Chain: Crossing External Boundaries.
First Person: Jim Madden, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Exult.
∗ Toward Partnership with Customers and Suppliers.
Stepping Up to the Line: How Well Linked Is Your Organization′s Value Chain?
∗ Strengthening the Value Chain.
Part Four: Free Global Movement: Crossing Geographic Boundaries.
First Person: Mieko Nishimizu, Vice President, World Bank South Asia Region.
∗ Toward the Global Corporation.
Stepping Up to the Line: How Far Along the Path to Globalization Is Your Organization?
∗ Actions for Global Learners, Launchers, and Leaders.
∗ Conclusion: Leading Toward the Boundaryless Organization.
Stepping Up to the Line: Are You a Boundaryless Leader?