Antonio Giangreco, Associate Dean for International Relations and Professor of Human Resources Management at IÉSEG, recently co-authored the book The Go-Kart Organization. A Guide to Superior Performance for Mid-Sized Companies Willing to Scale Up (FrancoAngeli Edizioni) with Gianni Camisa*.
The editors note that this book is designed to provide an “innovative” and “holistic approach” to business modelling and organizational design for companies, based on the kart metaphor. It demonstrates how superior road control, speed, simplicity, openness and risk propensity, directness and responsiveness, etc. are key attributes for karts in kart racing, and the recipe for success in many businesses.
With this book, Giangreco and Camisa seek to explain how growing and ambitious or distinctive mid-sized organizations, and even how large, multinational companies can use the kart model. It proposes principles, models, tools, and examples, showing organizations how they can adopt these methods in a business world that is becoming increasingly complex. The book also features examples of corporate stories through cases of companies that have built their success by adopting the “kart principles”
More details are available on the editors’ website: https://www.francoangeli.it/Ricerca/scheda_libro.aspx?Id=25744
Antonio Giangreco is Full Professor of Human Resources Management and Associate Dean for International Relations at IÉSEG. He holds a Bachelor degree from Mercy College (USA), an MSc from the University of Trento (Italy), an MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy), and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics (UK). He is an expert in issues related to human resources management and organizational change, performance assessment and training.
*Gianni Camisa is the Chief Operating Officer of NEOSPERIENCE, an innovative Digital player specializing in DCX digital customer experience and digital marketing. He is also the Founder and Managing Principal of NTGConsulting, a Digital Advisory Firm. He graduated with a Law degree from the University of Milan (Italy) and holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy). He is a Visiting Professor of Consulting and IT Services Management at IÉSEG and member of the International Advisory Board.