"The Hedge Organisation" by Paul Williams is published

Top Quote A Story to Show How People Can Become Lost in the Corporate Hedge. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 28, 2016 - "The Hedge Organisation" by Paul Williams is published, ISBN #978-1786230263, About the Book: As companies grow they become so large that their processes and procedures can develop a complexity which resembles the intertwined branches of an out of control hedge. Within these hedge-like organisations people have the opportunity to misdirect or over-use their positive personality traits, and proliferate masses of unnecessary emails, meetings and other activities that are of little, if any, value to the company.

    Told in the form parable, we learn how this happens to Mike Ramsey who starts his own new widget company. Although he recruits managers with the right expertise and experience, as the company grows they become distracted and get lost in the corporate hedge.

    Eventually the company faces near financial ruin and only when Mike, who has also become distracted by peripheral activities, shows true leadership does the company turn around and eventually not only survive, but flourish.

    This story is told in an effortless, yet insightful way, and we learn all about inspirational leadership, behavioural drift, performance measurement, team-working and much more.

    The 20th century's most iconic book was "Who Moved My Cheese" by Dr Spencer Johnson; "The Hedge Organisation" could well become the 21st century equivalent.

    About the Author:
    With a business career spanning over 40 years, Paul Williams' name has become synonymous with making the complex simple, and this coupled with his unique, insightful and entertaining style of writing, marks him out as one of the UK's leading business authors.

    Excerpt from the Book:
    "One evening, after leaving the office late, Mike wearily drove back home, and he paused and stood to look at the hedge he had so optimistically planted when he first started the company all those years ago. The hedge was now completely overgrown and well over seven feet high! It was darkening his house and annoying his neighbours, and its thickly knotted and entwined branches were out of control - just like the Windall Widget Company!

    In fact, he thought to himself, my company has become 'The Hedge Organisation'!

    Reflecting and pondering on the problems of his hedge-like organisation, Mike reluctantly decided that radical action was needed - something that was at variance with his usual steady and exacting natural tendencies. He had been faced with similar situations before, and knew when enough was enough: maintaining the status quo would lead to failure. There wasn't even time to sleep on it!"

    Amazon Review:
    5.0 out of 5 stars This is an essential read for anyone who wants to build an effective team!
    By Amazon Customer on 22 July 2016
    Format: Paperback

    This is an engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking parable that - from experience - adeptly captures the essence of why many organisations become ineffective & inefficient. This is a must read if you're looking for inspiration to overcome some of the challenges associated with being an employee at a large organisation.

    "The Hedge Organisation" is currently available in paperback from Amazon.co.uk at:

    This book is also available to download in e-book format from Amazon UK at:

    Press/Media Contact Details:
    Grosvenor House Publishing
    Tel. 01483 243 450
    E-mail: info ( @ ) grosvenorhousepublishing dot co.uk

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