Beyond PerformancePosted: July 20, 2011
I just finished watching a McKinsey & Company Alumni webcast featuring Colin Price and Scott Keller, both senior partners, discuss the research behind their new book “Beyond Performance.”
Drawing on probably the most exhaustive research effort of its kind on organizational effectiveness and change management, they put hard science behind the proposition that the health of an organization is equally as important as its performance. They discussed why copying management best practices from other companies is more dangerous than helpful, explained how to achieve superior levels of performance and health through a staged change process: aspire, assess, architect, act, and advance. Among these are new techniques for dealing with those aspects of human behavior that are seemingly irrational (and therefore confound even the smartest leaders), yet entirely predictable.
A short video of Colin discussing the findings with Gary Hamel is found here: