Because time is short, every manager wants to concentrate on what really matters to achieve outstanding goals efficiently and consistently.
What makes a High Permance Organization provides the answers as it details the HPO Framework and the five factors managers should focus on to reshape their organization into a high performance organization:
- Management Quality
- Openness and Action Orientation
- Long Term Orientation
- Continuous Improvement and Renewal
- Employee quality
Het HPO Framework is the result of a global five-year research project into the genuine success factors of High Performance Organizations. The HPO Center, led by Dr. de Waal, discoverd what really works on the ground in every type of organization rather than what managers think should, or might have, worked.
In his book André de Waal gives many real-life examples from a variety of sectors including Finance, Retail, Industry, ICT, High Education and Government, all illustrating the succesful workings of the HPO framework in organizations worldwide. Als included are many interviews with HPO leaders at Microsoft, SABMiller, Svenska Handelsbanken, HP, Tata Steel, Umpqua Bank, Unilever and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
About Andre De Waal
Andre De Waal Ph.D, MBA, MSc os Academic Director of the HPO Center, an organization which conducts resaerch into high performance organizations. Het is also Associate Professor of High Performance Organizations at the Maastricht School of Management, guest lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam and visiting fellow at Cranfield University.
Andre has published over two hundred fifty articles and twenty-five books.