Death by Growth: The Paradox of Capacity Stanford Executive Brief with Christopher Meyer
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While most consider growth to be a positive thing, it can quickly overwhelm an organization that is unprepared for it. When managers and employees feel the pressure to produce and end up making too many things high priority, the focus becomes diluted and the organization as a whole can lose direction. This can also severely hurt productivity as internal traffic jams and missed opportunities result from the chaos.
In Death by Growth, Dr. Christopher Meyer explains the power of his “less is more” approach. This philosophy allows companies to leverage growth capacities with their current capability. Dr. Meyer is an international expert in tech management. He authored Fast Cycle Time: How to Align Purpose, Strategy, and Structure for Speed and published the renowned Harvard Business Review article, How the Right Measures Help Teams Excel. In Death by Growth, viewers will
- Learn how rapid expansion can impact a company in a negative way
- Discover methods for coping with fast growth in all levels of an organization
- Obtain the tools necessary to avoid the problems associated with expanding beyond capacity