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Author: Cathleen Benko, Molly Anderson Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781596597501
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THE WORKPLACE ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE— AND NEITHER IS THE WORKFORCE. Today’s companies have fewer hierarchical layers. The nature of work is also more virtual, collaborative, and transparent than at any previous time. Information flows move every which way, shifting from top-down to all-in. And the workforce is forever altered, too. Sweeping changes in expectations across backgrounds, experiences, generations, and gender are challenging long-held, inflexible beliefs about the relationship between work and life—and the very meaning of success. These transformations, observe Cathleen Benko and Molly Anderson, are also upending the ways people advance along their career paths. Careers zig and zag. Work is what you do, not where you go. The traditional corporate ladder, firmly rooted in the industrial era, proffers a one-size-fits-all view of the world of work. In this audio book, the authors argue convincingly that a lattice model is better suited to today’s global business environment. The Corporate Lattice provides a framework to help organizations transform how careers are built, how work is done, and how participation is fostered. The corporate lattice model offers leaders a strategic approach to making the most of the shifting landscape by: • Recognizing that there is no longer a universal view of success but rather a multiplicity of ways to grow and contribute. • Challenging traditional models that pit high performance and career–life fit as opposing forces. • Providing a cost-effective, systematic method to deliver more individualized and engaging work experiences. Offering much more than theory, the authors illustrate the lattice model using rich, in-depth case studies of exemplars including Cisco and Thomson Reuters. They also explore the changing role each individual plays in directing his or her own lattice journey. As businesses are challenged to scale economies of innovation and flexibility, investing for the future using yesterday’s corporate ladder blueprint is futile. The Corporate Lattice teaches organizations how to adapt to the changing world and reveals why lattice organizations are both more productive—and more profitable. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The right model for the times. The Coporate Lattice takes on worn-out corporate ladder assumptions and convincingly argues that the workplace must adopt more nimble ways to engage its people. This book illuminates a much-needed path forward, showing organizations how to tap into each individual’s performance power to achieve exceptional bottom-line results.”

    Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author and executive coach

  • “Cathy Benko and Molly Anderson have produced a landmark book that should be read and reread by anyone who cares about improving a corporate performance. It argues persuasively that the old corporate ladder metaphor is dead. What has emerged in its place is the corporate lattice, which is flatter and more collaborative and in tune with the changing workplace and workforce. You will find yourself nodding in agreement with the analysis of this new world and taking notes on what to do about it. This is a book that will have a profound and positive impact. I recommend it highly.”

    Anne Mulcahy, chairman, Xerox Corporation

  • “The war for talent will never end. Victory will go to those organizations that solve the high-performance and career-life quagmire. This book, a sequel to Mass Career Customization, moves beyond theory to everyday practice. It describes how the lattice approach has been made to work in real companies with great success. Anyone responsible for driving results should read this book.”

    Shelly Lazarus, chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

  • “Read this book immediately if you want to crack the code on how to build and sustain a truly engaged, diverse workforce. A fascinating read with stunning data; it’s chock-full of pragmatic ideas and evocative examples.”

    John Seely Brown, former chief scientist, Xerox Corporation; and coauthor, The Social Life of Information and The Power of Pull

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 7/28/2013

    " A confirmation that the world of work is ever changing. People no longer look to climb but the look to grow in different direction to meet their different needs and passions. This book looks at how organisations look to meet this need and how they can support their employees to deliver great things. "

About the Author

Cathleen Benko is a vice chairman and the chief talent officer for Deloitte, where she drives the organization’s strategy to attract and engage a highly skilled and diverse workforce for the firm. Previously, Benko served as a global e-business leader for Deloitte Consulting and subsequently led its high-technology industry sector and its award-winning Women’s Initiative. Benko has been named one of the Top 25 Consultants and a frontline leader by Consulting magazine; she is also the recipient of its inaugural Leadership award for Women Leaders in Consulting. Benko is the coauthor of a number of books, including The Corporate Lattice: Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of WorkMass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace with Today’s Nontraditional Workforce, andConnecting the Dots: Aligning Projects with Objectives in Unpredictable Times. She has contributed her insights on business and talent management to articles in BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Workforce Management, and many other national media outlets. 

About the Narrator

Erik Synnestvedt has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers as well as for the Library of Congress Talking Books for the Blind program. They include The Day We Found the Universe by Marcia Bartusiak, A Game as Old as Empire edited by Steven Hiatt, and Twitter Power by Joel Comm.