This book offers a comprehensive overview of failure in business, management and consulting. It features contributions by experts from diverse fields, who share unique insights from their real-life experiences. Readers will find perspectives from leadership, project management, change management, innovation management, human resource management, counseling, restructuring, entrepreneurship and sports. Each chapter combines the latest empirical findings with relevant case studies, making for a unique book that offers a fascinating exploration of the largely unexplored area of setbacks, pitfalls, flops and disappointments in the business world.
Sebastian Kunert is a Managing Partner at the consultancy 'artop Institute' at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany. Furthermore, he is Professor for Human Resources and Organizational Studies at Business and Information Technology School, Berlin. He graduated in Psychology and received his doctoral degree from Humboldt-University Berlin. His main research interests focus on innovation management ecosystems, organizational culture, leadership, project management, and evaluation.Inhalt
Failure Inside Companies: Failure in Organizational Change.- Failure in Innovation: Is There Such a Thing?.- Failure in Projects.- Failure in Teams - Why Successful Teams Do Not Fail (so Often).- Failure of Leadership.- Failure in Innovation Decision Making.- Failure in Personnel Development.- Failure in Startup Companies - Why Failure Is a Part of Founding.- Failure in Public Relations - Non-Profit Organizations Facing Growing Challenges.- Failure in Intercultural Cooperation.- Failure Beyond Companies: Failure in Consulting - Consultation Cannot Fail!.- Failure in Coaching - Between Professional Craft and the Art of Creating a Relationship.- Failure of Networks and Network Management.- Failure in Volunteer Work - A Call for Strategic Volunteer Management.- Failure in Public Institutions - Characteristics of Organizational Culture in the Military.- Failure in Health - Burnout as an Intuitive Competence for Setting Health-Conducive Personal Bourndaries.- Failure in Design.- Failure in Use of Technology.- Failure in Sports.- Failure on Stage.