Fall Reading - Day 11: The Advantage

This is the book that is motivating me to build the course, Business Books: Fact or Fiction. Presented with deep examples from industry, I can then tie back to deep examples in research. Given the examples I see in Bob Sutton's books (e.g., The Asshole Survival Guide) and in the news, I don't think traditional organizational behavior and design courses are having the outcomes my colleagues and I hope for. The Advantage, built on Pat and his colleagues' extensive experience in management and consulting, puts organizational health at the center of organizational design. It isn't enough to be organizationally smart (great strategy, technology, etc.), you also need to the organization to be healthy. I can teach an entire course by focusing on his key health issues of clarity, communication, reinforcement, and cohesion. Link to prior review.

About my Fall Reading List: Some of these books are new for 2017. Others, published before 2017, may be even more important now than they were when first published... at least for me. You'll see a clear focus on the future of work, as well as some heavy hitting general management books. Some link to my earlier reviews, others I'll just share what I was looking for and what I found. If these sound good to you, here is a set from prior years

I'm trying something new and will be posting one a day. How long will this take? Depends on how fast I read! I started the list early in the summer, but still have a few in the hopper. Here is the full list if you can't wait. Disclaimers: Where I have received a free copy, I have also purchased at least one more. I am using affiliate links.