Online from: 1988
|Title:||What is enterprise partnership?|
|Journal:||Organization, Jul 2005, Volume: 12 Issue: 4 pp.567-589 (23 pages)|
|Keywords:||Employees Involvement, Leadership, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Organizational Theory, Partnering|
|Reference:||34AR155 (Permanent URL)|
Design/methodology/approach - Reviews the literature on organizations, organizational change and enterprise partnership as the basis for this discussion.
Findings - Concludes that enterprise partnership offers a viable alternative to other models of organizational development and change that focus heavily on the role of leaders in shaping and delivering the new organization. Sees enterprise partnership as offering a more inclusive approach that will have the long-term benefits of making it more likely that employees will want to share information needed for innovation and to be involved in problem-solving. Suggests, overall, that enterprise partnership could offer a better path to achieving improved organizational performance than other management models.
Originality/value - Offers a detailed explanation of enterprise partnership and its benefits.