Predator's Game-changing Designs

Predator's Game-changing Designs

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WalMart became a game-changing design culture from the beginning with Mr. Sam Walton and continuing under Mr. Scott. In many ways WalMart can be seen as a model for other organizations facing challenging markets. The main notion presented is that open and flexible knowledge-seeking organizations can invent new competitive advantages.

One may speculate that Mr. A. G. Lafely, CEO of Procter and Gamble, was a protege of Mr. Walton although they never met. The link was Mike Graen who worked for P&G's WalMart team and was directed by Mr. Walton to make their partnership work both financially and behaviorally for both giant organizations. Mr. Lafely after becoming CEO visited the WalMart team and learned first hand about game-changing design cultures.

Many factors of organizational processes may resist significant change such that game-changing becomes a bit like herding cats can be done only with a game-changing design, replacing in whole or in part the old game. If WalMart and P&G can become game-changers using different designs, many others can also with the proper preparation, designs, and commitment. The need for many organizations to enact game-changing designs is all around us as witnessed by the many discontinuous changes in markets, the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks, and the financial crash of 9/11/08. Clearly, the old games cannot be sustained in our new knowledge era. Welcome to the game-changing design future.

Publisher: Charlotte, NC : Information Age Pub., 2009
ISBN: 9781607522652
Characteristics: 1 online resource (232 pages)
Additional Contributors: Graen, George B.
Graen, Joni A.


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