By Claire West

Declining consumer confidence, poor bottom-line results, the prospect of economy ups-and-downs and the continuing financial crisis have combined to prompt many organizations to attempt drastic actions. In his latest book What Makes A High Performance Organisation:

Five Validated Factors of Competitive Advantage that Apply Worldwide Dr. André de Waal, Academic Director of the HPO Center and Associate Professor of High Performance Organisations at the Maastricht School of Management, reveals the “holy grail” of highly successful organizations.

After years of global research into the success factors of High Performance Organisations (HPOs), his new book reports his validated findings and offers an HPO framework for organizations worldwide.

The book is essential reading for anyone interested in improving an organisation via a scientifically validated framework as opposed to depending on the latest management fad.