Michael Beer, Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School and Chairman of TruePoint
How to create the high-performance, high-commitment organization.
Integrating knowledge from strategic management, performance management, and organization design, strategic human resource expert and Harvard Business School Professor Michael Beer outlines what the high-commitment, high-performance organization looks like and provides practitioners with the transformation process to help them get there. Starting with leaders who have the right values, Beer shows how to weave together a complete system that includes top-to-bottom communication, organization design, HR policies, and leadership transformation process, and outlines what practitioners must do in HR, structure, systems, goals, culture, and strategy to create high-performance organizations.
Michael Beer is Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School and Chairman of TruePoint (formerly the Center for Organizational Fitness) a research based consultancy he co-founded. The firm works with senior executives who aspire to transform their organization into a high commitment and performance system through honest conversations about the organization's alignment with strategy and values.
Beer's teaching, research, and consulting activities are in the areas of organizational effectiveness, change, and human resource management. Before joining the faculty of the Harvard Business School, Mike founded and served as Director of the Organizational Research and Development Department at Corning Inc. The department was an internal consulting and research group that successfully helped Corning's managers make a number of significant innovations in organizing and managing at the corporate and business unit level. Mike has authored nine books, written numerous book chapters and articles in academic and business journals. His most recent book, edited with Nitin Nohria, is Breaking the Code of Change. His previous book, The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal, won the Johnson, Smith & Kinsley Award for the best book on executive leadership that year, and was a finalist for the Academy of Management's Terry Book Award. Professor Beer has taught in many executive education programs at HBS, including the Advanced Management Program, the International Senior Management Program, and founded and led Managing Organizational Effectiveness and Change and Strategic Human Resource Management.