High Performance Organizations

By Prof. Paul Tiffany (Berkeley Haas, University of California Berkeley)

    High Performance Organizations

    Date: 27–29 November 2019

    Key Challenges

    The shift of economic power from the West towards Asia continues. One result is that prevailing models of 20th Century “management excellence” are increasingly showing their age. Does anyone still recollect General Electric and its prior CEO Jack Welch—let alone emulate that firm’s managerial practices?

    The world of business is rapidly changing and it is deeply affecting our current models of business management—be they American, Indian, or from anywhere else. The old rules and requirements are eroding and new standards are emerging. The question is what to do now: what path should the manager take in this altered world of strategic management? Only one lesson seems clear: to do nothing… is to perish.

    This program is designed to equip today’s executives and managers with the insights, tools, and competencies to successfully navigate these often dangerous new waters.

    Program Benefits

    What is a “high performance organization”? An initial definition would include one that beats its peers on key indicators, be they financial or otherwise. This is obvious. But what we must do is get beneath the numbers—after all, these are only reflections of deeper values and actions that often cannot be quantified in any meaningful way. In our estimation, the High Performing Organization is one in which all of its members—from senior management down to the lowest level of employee—take pride in their firm and their role within it and work together towards the achievement of collective ends and means.

    The trick, of course, is to build this kind of organization. We will be the first to admit that it is not easy, indeed far from it. But to attain this reality there are certain characteristics that define the High Performing Organization:

    • A precise articulation of organizational goals and objectives
    • The establishment of bedrock vision and values
    • An understanding of appropriate staff roles and responsibilities
    • A reward system that complements organizational values
    • A strategy that is realistic and well suited to the marketplace in which the organization competes
    • An organizational culture that exhibits “dynamic capabilities” in all facets of policies, procedures, and methods.

    But at the core of the High Performing Organization is leadership—that is, the ability of those in positions of responsibility to create an environment in which each and every member knows what to do and how to do it well. Leadership, we should note, is not a concept confined only to those who reside in the top of the organization. Everyone in fact is and can be a leader. High Performing Organizations exude these qualities in abundance.

    How does your organization currently rate?

    Participant Profile

    This program is designed specifically for Senior executives and Middle managers who are responsible for both formulating and implementing their organization’s strategic initiatives in today’s uncertain environment, which often requires close coordination with staff from functional areas throughout the organization.

    Program Faculty Bio

    Paul Tiffany, has served as a Professor at the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley for 25 years. His teaching includes courses in competitive strategy, business and public policy, leadership and management, the global economy, and global strategy and management. His degrees include an MBA from Harvard University, and a PhD from the University of California at BerkeleyPaul Tiffany has published his research in various journals. His book Business Plans for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons), co-authored with Steven Peterson, was a world-wide top-five finalist in the annual Booz Allen/Financial Times “Best Business Book of the Year” award. The book went through fifteen printings in ten languages, prior to the release of a 2nd Edition in 2005.
    Professor Tiffany is the recipient of awards for both his research and teaching, including the Anvil Award, presented annually to the outstanding professor in Wharton’s graduate program, the Lindback Award as the outstanding professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Cheit Award as the outstanding professor in the Executive MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Program Dates

    27 – 29 November 2019

    Program Fees

    Rs. 75,000 + GST (As applicable)

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    Program Director

    Paul Tiffany

    Berkeley Haas, University of California Berkeley

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