This is a rich, well-prepared, well-researched and well-developed book which will become a seminal and foundational work on the Open Organization. I appreciate the depth and breadth of thought continuity as Philip maintains a focused lens in presenting the tenants, characteristics, realities and possibilities of the Open Organization. I look forward to seeing this work become a relied upon source for those developing and studying the Open Organization. --Diane M. Wiater, Regent University, USA and Editor, Journal of Practical Consulting
'Dr Foster's book The Open Organization highlights the challenges many 21st century organizations face. Demographics, an aging population, a shrinking workforce, culture, technology, and a world economy are changing the way we engage human capital. In The Open Organization, Dr Foster offers solutions to these pressing challenges and challenges leaders to rethink outdated organizational models.' --Skip Prichard, President & CEO, OCLC, USA
The Open Organization is both an in-depth look at how far we ve moved from the closed, bureaucratic systems of the past and a manual for how to operate in a world where adaptability isn t just a competitive advantage...it s a requirement for survival. --David Burkus, Oral Roberts University, USA and author of The Myths of Creativity
About the Author
Dr Philip A. Foster holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (emphasis in Coaching and Mentoring) and a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership (emphasis in Strategic Foresight). He is a Thought Leader in Business Operations, Organization and Strategic Leadership and an Adjunct Professor at Middle Tennessee State University. He has over 24 years of experience in both government and the private sector. This includes over 13 years as an executive in manufacturing, media, and business consulting. Philip has extensive knowledge and experience developing and delivering curriculum at both corporate and university level, as well as significant experience of developing policies, procedures and corporate structures. He serves as a consultant and board adviser to several not-for-profits in Middle Tennessee.