Kill the Company is among the most practical and applicable guides to innovation you’ll find. The advice is straight-forward and useful; and the many tools can be implemented by leaders at all levels in the organization. You'll find detailed techniques and exercises that Lisa Bodell and other consultants make their livings delivering. The tools are tried and true, Bodell has developed a system that can turn a tired, risk-averse corporate culture into a creative juggernaut in relatively short order. For companies, agencies and organizations of all kinds, she urges what at first seems like radical ideas “Kill the Company”, “Kill the Department” but in reality, the ideas are sensible, actionable at all levels in the organization, and bound to uncover hidden opportunities and threats.
In government, you can focus on your entire agency or just a group within. What would an antagonist do to shut you down (kill you)? What are your weaknesses and vulnerabilities? You and your team can answer these questions better than anyone if you're honest.
After you've exposed the threats, what are the opportunities? What are some of the "Stupid Rules" you will have to eliminate to clear the paths to productivity? While some of the exercises in the book might at first seem corny, each is simple, yields immediate insights and connects to an overall approach that is engaging enough to win over busy leaders and skeptics.
TMGovU believes this book will help Directors, managers and employees to spark creative change in their organization, division or unit, either from the top down or, as Bodell recommends, the “middle out.”