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Hot Spots: Why Some Teams, Workplaces, and Organizations Buzz with Energy…

by Lynda Gratton

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I subscribe to Professor Gratton's view of why some organizations buzz with energy and innovaton and others just don't, and enjoyed reading Hot Spots. It was a bit weird to see some of the examples she chose back in 2007, Nokia, BP, etc, not necessarily the most innovative today - but I guess it proves her point in retrospect: a buzzing hot spot doesn't last if you don't nurture it, and with leaders igniting the hot spots, the fire is put out. Nokia and BP lost something along the way, and the wroing leaders took over. I was particularily happy to read about cooperative mindset, and how unafraid she is about praising closeness and friendship with your co-workers as vital to a successful organization. ( )
  petterw | Apr 24, 2016 |
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You always know when you are in a Hot Spot. You feel energized and vibrantly alive. Your brain is buzzing with ideas, and the people around you share your joy and excitement. Things you've always known become clearer, adding value becomes more possible. Ideas and insights from others miraculously combine with your own to create new thinking and innovation. When Hot Spots arise in and between companies, they provide energy for exploiting and applying knowledge that is already known and genuinely exploring what was previously unknown. Hot Spots are marvelous creators of value for organizations and wonderful, life-enhancing phenomena for each of us. Lynda Gratton has spent more than ten years investigating Hot Spots--discovering how they emerge and how organizations can create environments where they will proliferate and thrive. She has studied dozens of companies and talked to hundreds of employees, managers, and executives in the US, Europe, and Asia. She has asked the important questions: Why and when do Hot Spots emerge? What is it about certain groups of people that support the emergence of Hot Spots? What role do leaders play? She's discovered a host of elements that together contribute to the emergence of Hot Spots--creating energy and excitement, and supporting and channeling that energy into productive outcomes. In this groundbreaking book, Gratton describes four crucial qualities that an organizational culture must have to support the emergence of Hot Spots, looks at what leaders can do to encourage them, and offers activities and tools you can use in your own company to increase the probability of them arising. In these days when traditional organizational boundaries are becoming barriers to progress, Gratton offers advice and guidance that you can use right now to increase the probability of Hot Spots emerging in your organization.… (more)

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