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Built to Change by Jerry Porras, Christopher G. Worley, Edward E. Lawler III

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Chapter 2A Dynamic View of Organizational Effectiveness

Built-to-Change Strategy:Sustained Effectiveness Requires Continuous Change

Al Egan was born in Sioux City, Iowa, in the early 1940s and was raised as a typical middle-class midwesterner. He went to Morningside Junior College, served in the Marines, and did a tour of duty in the Korean conflict. After he completed his military service, good fortune came his way as he met and married the daughter of an entrepreneur. His new father-in-law founded a company that processed, packaged, and distributed peanut butter and snack foods. Al joined the company and steadily rose through the ranks. Eventually he became VP of operations, responsible for purchasing, manufacturing, and logistics. He ...

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