The For-Purpose Enterprise – An alternative to the conventional management hierarchy

December 11 20:48 2020
The For-Purpose Enterprise - An alternative to the conventional management hierarchy

“The For-Purpose Enterprise” by Jo Aschenbrenner
In her new book “The For-Purpose Enterprise”, Jo Aschenbrenner introduces a powershifted operating system to run your business.

Every business man or woman knows about the power hierarchy in companies and corporations. There are various options, but usually there’s a boss at the top, workers at the bottom, and usually a few layers of management in between. The bigger a company is, the more complicated the management hierachy can become. In her new book, the author shows that it can also work differently – and maybe even better – if one decided to replace the traditional structures. The For-Purpose Enterprise with its powershifted operating system is a complete replacement for the conventional management hierarchy as well as for conventional management approaches including predict-and-control. It is based upon three rulesets incorporating the four central principles:

1.Establish purpose as the supreme principle of order
2.Agile and transparent action
3.Differentiating and integrating work and people
4.Powershift and distributed authority.

Readers of “The For-Purpose Enterprise” by Jo Aschenbrenner will learn more about work, capital, legal structures, and work culture. However, it is not like other business books and approaches these topics in a unique way that can change the way a business works for good. One of the interesting ideas that are introduced in this book is that self-organization replaces conventional management and control. Readers will also learn more about the importance of social interactions and why work should be a safe space for people. It is a great book for business leaders who would like to use their own company and its power to make a positive change in the world.

“The For-Purpose Enterprise” by Jo Aschenbrenner is now available from tredition or can be ordered through retail using ISBN 978-3-347-13168-2. tredition assists young and unknown authors with publishing their own books, but also cooperates with publishers and publishing houses. tredition publishes books in print and digital formats, distributes locally and online, and actively markets all titles.

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