Power Partnering is a brilliant yet refreshingly simple approach that breaks innovative thinking and acting down into four distinct contexts, allowing people to respond to complex situations in highly creative and innovative ways.
In the not too distant future, successful companies will be defined by their ability to manage their knowledge assets. Power partnering is one very important strategy for success. It avoids the pitfalls inherent in traditional approaches to running businesses, particularly those that emphasize 'power over and control of' people. This book is concerned with creating environments of interaction where co-workers, customers, suppliers and customers' customers interact in meaningful and creative ways. These environments promote new ways of thinking, insightful perspectives and fresh ideas.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THE AGE OF PARTNERING - Challenges of the knowledge era; The legacy of clock logic; Moving beyond clock logic; Creating a new logic; Factors that shape logic; Power partnering; Characteristics of successful power partnerships. PART TWO: POWER PARTNERING TECHNOLOGIES - Aspiring:Engaging your creative potential; Imagining:Shaping your future together; Creating:Building communities of knowledge; Transforming:Shaping innovative ideas into real products and services. PART THREE: POWER PARTNERING APPLICATIONS - Serious and day to day power partnering; Serious power partnering
'Sean's writing has a wonderful brilliance. He helps the reader to approach 'power partnering' in humility and openness. This power is not power over the other partner, but rather is based on a genuine dialogue between two or more parties which releases creativity and innovation.' Charles Savage, author of 5th Generation Management