Download or read book The Democratic Enterprise written by Lynda Gratton and published by Pearson Education. This book was released on 2004 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can we change the way we manage and organize people to make the most of their talent and energy? The free to choose are fast to act for an enterprise they believe in, but they're also the first to leave an organization that fails them. In The Democratic Enterprise Lynda Gratton sets out a practical blueprint for designing smarter working relationships based on free choice and shared purpose -- where autonomy, choice and trust breed speed, flexibility and commitment. Imagine a company where people are free to build their potential. Where they have choice and flexibility in the time and location of their work. Where parents can take responsibility for their children and every employee can balance work and life. This is a business that combines individual autonomy and accountability with organizational variety and shared meaning. This is a business we would choose to work with. The Democratic Enterprise explores, from the perspective of the individual and the organization what it means to craft choice, and shows us how to use some of the basic principles of democracy to build organizations of which we can be proud. Book jacket.