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Unformatted text preview: 11t20t2007 The Grandeur of Simplicity Have Fun Make Money and Grow Featuring the wisdom of Jimmy Pattison CORPORATE LI FECYCTE MODEL Dr. lchak Adize . Adizes.com Click on Discover the Secrets of the Corporate Lifecycle then click on the graph to reveal explanations of each step. . Courtship, Infancy, Go-Go, Adolescence & PRIME, Stability, Aristocracy, Bureaucracy & Death . PRIME: the company achieves a balance between FLEXIBILITY and CONTROL The Jimmy Pattison Group continued . Portfolio diversification; consortium . Growth through acquisition: passionate culture of controlled growth . Privately held: keeps company agile and entrepreneurial . Flat structure: heads of 8 divisions report directly to Pattison but acting as stand-alone comoanies . 'fundamental stuff" . Values: integrity, helping others, work ethic Organizations & Lifecycles . Command and control- Extremely linear and heavily managed ....
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2010 for the course ITM ENT526 taught by Professor Wise during the Spring '10 term at Ryerson.
- Spring '10