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CHAPTER 8DESIGNING FOR THE EMERGENCE OF HOT SPOTS

Hot Spots = (Cooperative Mindset × Boundary Spanning × Igniting Purpose) × Productive Capacity

HOT SPOTS ARE CRUCIAL to organizational health. They are the energy that fuels constant performance improvements and the source of breakthrough innovations. Without the energy and focus of Hot Spots, companies languish and die. Yet Hot Spots pose a real challenge for executives and organizations as we attempt to craft and develop them. We can design for the emergence of Hot Spots, and to do so requires thought, insight, and courage. This chapter takes a closer look at how we can align the company to the emergence of Hot Spots and consider the tools and techniques most able to help us.

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