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What Works. A Decade of Change at Champion International. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2217785
  • Book
  • July 1998
  • Region: Global
  • 181 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
An Inside Account of One Company's Remarkable Transformation

Take a fascinating, decade-long journey to witness the remarkabletransformation of a mediocre company into a team-based topcompetitor. Your guides are a trio of participant/observers, allkey players in achieving this systemic change of classicproportion.

--Jerome M. Rosow, president, Work in America Institute, Inc.

Anyone in a leadership position today, union or management, shouldread this book. It tells the important story of howlabor/management partnerships can make a difference and provideworkable solutions to complex problems presented by today's globaleconomy.

--Boyd Young, international president, United PaperworkersInternational Union

A Cinderella story of perseverance and triumph, What Works is aninstructive guide to achieving success through cooperation,teamwork, and courage. It tells the tale of how ChampionInternational--one of America's oldest and largest industrial papercompanies--transformed itself from an underachieving,tradition-bound organization into a thriving Wall Street winnerover the course of eleven years. In answering the question of how acompany can change successfully over time while remaining bothhumane and profitable, this brisk, brutally honest, insiders'account offers a number of hard-won lessons and practical tools tomanagers and visionaries faced with the same daunting challenges.
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Foreward: A Remarkable Journey
1. Dogged Persistence And Unjustified Optimism: An Overview
2. Aligning the Organization: Strategy, Technology, andValues
3. Building Capabilities: Competence, Commitment, andCooperation
4. Letting Go: Style, Structure, and Systems
AppAndix A: Research Methodology
AppAndix B: The Champion Way Statements
AppAndix C: Gainsharing
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Richard Ault
Richard Walton
Mark Childers
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