August 4, 2010

News & Opinion: The Corporate Lattice

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 1:59 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

As a follow up to her book Mass Career Customization, Cathleen Benko and Molly Anderson have teamed up to present The Corporate Lattice: Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of Work. As outlined in MCC, the world of work is changing, not only for companies, but also for individuals: personal values, diversity, and skills are being viewed differently than they once were, and it's changing the structure of people's lives. Because of these factors, more people aren't necessarily "climbing the ladder" like they once were. They're working from home and available 24/7 (as opposed to 9 to 5), they're looking for challenges, and they want to learn new things. Thus, the old corporate model also needs to adjust, and The Corporate Lattice provides the framework to make changes. As Shelly Lazarus, Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather, states on the back cover: "Anyone responsible for driving results should read this book." It's true. Whether you're an employee, looking for ways to advance your skill set and achieve more, read this book. Or, if you're a manager and want more from your team, read this book. For both, it's a clear guide on how to find, or provide, an environment that builds engagement - and that engagement provides both sides a wealth of value.