The Arbinger Institute, which works on resolving conflicts and improving organizational cultures, offers an inspiring book about the way that your mindset – your relationship with the world and the people in it – can become a force for change. Arbinger illustrates its thesis with excellent case studies. Its manual explains how assuming an outward mindset – looking at concerns beyond your own narrow perspective – can lead to rewarding results for individuals and organizations. Arbinger reports that companies whose leaders recognize and deal with deeply entrenched mindsets have a much greater chance of implementing change than companies whose leaders do not. However, this guidebook doesn’t explain how the institute’s findings fit into the rich literature of management and organizational behavior – a shortcoming that detracts from an otherwise entertaining and useful treatment. Nevertheless, getAbstract recommends its warm perspective to human resources practitioners and senior managers who are working to change the cultures of their organizations.
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Working from offices in more than 20 countries, The Arbinger Institute provides services and advice to help companies, government agencies and individuals change their corporate cultures.
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3 years agoNice read. Seems to me that the idea of cultivating an outward mindset in an organizational setting - both within yourself and others - is a valid idea. Is it totally obvious? I don't think so, as the idea of working for the collective good is not entirely common - and it depends on organizational culture. And sure, it's promoting the work of the Institute, but that doesn't make the ideas any less valid.
5 years agoIt seems to me like a very big/thick whitepaper marketing the arbingers institute services on how to get down to the details. <br>I actually did read the whole thing waiting for the details to finally appear.. but.... <br> high level graphics and a high level principal approach are sugar-coated with some great success stories - or excerpts should I say of those - <br>to always leave you asking - how the heck did they really got down to the nuts and bolts? How did they in detail go about objection handling? <br> <br>So there‘s a invisible header/footer on every page which says „call us for our services if you wanna know the details and make this work“. <br>My conclusion: This 161 pages thick whitepaper should be given out for free!
6 years agoOdd that this is not obvious to some.
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