It may soon become synonymous with major collapse as well: the epitome of a once invincible company that couldn’t keep up.
In the wake of predictions that Kodak may file for bankruptcy, economists will likely go over the company’s business decisions for years to come. But over at the Rethinking Complexity blog, Dennis Rebelo asks: what if Kodak’s problems were cultural?
Kodak reached a pinnacle where it could afford to be insular – and did. “By sequestering itself, the organization created the anti-culture of success,” Rebelo writes. “The culture it carved out disabled "fresh," innovative thinking. Product development, for example, requires market engagement. Kodak didn't even attend the Consumer Electronic Show (or CES) until 2004—amazing evidence of their lack of consumer orientation.”
To prosper at the top, he suggests, companies and individuals must move from striving for security to finding value in creation and innovation for its own sake – a process Abraham Maslow called “Theory Z.”
It’s a fascinating essay. Read it here.
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The APA Office of International Affairs Offers International Travel & Mentoring Program to Attend the 30th International Congress of Psychology09/30/2011
The APA Office of International Affairs, in conjunction with the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science, is pleased to announce its upcoming International Travel & Mentoring Program, for those wishing to attend the 30th International Congress of Psychology in Cape Town, South Africa on July 22-27, 2012. http://www.icp2012.com/ Student and Early-Career awardees will be paired...
The Psychology Department at Stony Brook University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology for Fall 2012. Applicants must have a record of first-rate research and be able to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including supervising graduate students in clinical intervention practica. Candidates in all areas of clinical psychology will be...
Hi Fellow Saybrookians, I have published my dissertation with some graphic additions and personal stories. This is a legacy kind of thing since I am very proud of that work and wanted more people to see it than just my committee 35 years ago. Write to me to recieve a downloadable PDF copy. Best, Rick Gilbert,Ph.D. '77 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumna Rebecca Smith Orleane, Ph.D. was a guest on Coast to Coast Radio in August.
Alumna Deirdre Bundy, M.A. '09 Featured at AllPsychologyCareers.com
Dear Fellow Saybrookians, Please see the attached Press Release announcing the opening of my clinic, based on our clinical outcomes, which were excellent. Lyn Freeman, PhD, CEO Mind Matters Research LLC 7926 Port Orford Drive Anchorage, AK 99507 office: 907-868-7737 toll free: 866-266-7633 fax: 907-344-4537 email: email@example.com website: www....
Dear Saybrook Colleagues, Here is an announcement of my new book: The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing & Social Change Natalie Rogers
Alumna Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. '06 Presents Workshop: Dream On! Dreams, Dreaming, and Personal Myth November 12 & 13, 2011 - Waldport, OR09/29/2011
Alumna Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. '06 Presents Workshop: Dream On! Dreams, Dreaming, and Personal Myth Saturday, November 12 at 10:00am - November 13 at 1:00pm Location Ancient Light Bookstore http://www.ancientlight.info/ 145 Highway 101 Waldport, Oregon Created By Lezlie Kinyon, MaryAnne Anja Bues Bartlett Following up- following on - and - ready for new participant/dreamers! We will "...