How do the most resilient companies survive--and even thrive--during a slowdown?
If you read nothing else on preparing for a tough economy and coming back stronger, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help your company persevere through economic challenges and continue to grow even as your competitors stumble.
This book will inspire you to:
- Get your company ready before a downturn strikes
- Learn the right lessons from previous recessions
- Minimize pain while cutting costs and managing risk
- Foster a healthy organizational culture during anxious times
- Seize the opportunity to innovate and reinvent your business
This collection of articles includes Seize Advantage in a Downturn, by David Rhodes and Daniel Stelter; How to Survive a Recession and Thrive Afterward: A Research Roundup, by Walter Frick; How to Bounce Back from Adversity, by Joshua D. Margolis and Paul G. Stoltz; Rohm and Haas's Former CEO on Pulling Off a Sweet Deal in a Down Market, by Raj Gupta; Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis, by Ronald Heifetz, Alexander, Grashow, and Marty Linsky; How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy, by Robert I. Sutton; Layoffs That Don't Break Your Company, by Sandra J. Sucher and Shalene Gupta; Getting Reorgs Right, by Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood; Reigniting Growth, by Chris Zook and James Allen; Reinvent Your Business Model Before It's Too Late, by Paul Nunes and Tim Breene; and How to Protect Your Job in a Recession, by Janet Banks and Diane Coutu.
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