Work The System By Sam Carpenter discusses how to enhance all aspects of your existence. Carpenter claims that everything around us is a complex system and that such systems can be mastered. He claims that by mastering these systems, we can improve our personal and professional lives. We can live a richer life, increase our job performance, develop better relationships, run a better company, and much more by working the system. The key lies in Working the System.
In this first book, Carpenter teaches readers how to apply the basics of strategic planning and operational effectiveness. He then describes how to use the principles to create a powerful organizational culture that focuses on the success of its prime-time activities. With a detailed description of the twelve operational concepts that form the basis of successful operation, Carpenter provides the reader with detailed descriptions of their application and a concise explanation of each concept. Each concept is presented in a simple-to-understand format that makes it easy for readers to understand. Following this introduction, the book describes and offers examples of using the concepts in specific situations.
One of the main themes that run through Work The System by Sam Carpenter is organization. Organizational culture is described as a set of attitudes and behaviors that arise from an organizational environment. Such an environment may be characterized by clear and consistent goals and objectives or one filled with ambiguity and confusion. Regardless of the organizational culture that arises, however, all individuals involved share a common core set of principles and skills. These shared principles and skills form the organizational culture of the enterprise.
Carpenter devotes most of the book to describing these organizational concepts and practices. Chapters include Concepts, Strategies, Organizations, Methods, Measurement, Improvement, Training, and Consulting. Although he repeatedly describes these concepts, it is not in his interest to describe the development of each principle as it relates to a particular principle. Rather, he focuses most of his attention on the processes of implementing these principles and how and why these principles lead to a successful operation. As such, the book contains very little content related to measuring success or any analysis of the factors that contribute to success.
Carpenter’s primary focus is on describing the twelve principles of success. Although these principles are clearly stated and discussed, Carpenter’s emphasis on the process by which they are realized makes it difficult to determine just what these principles are and how they lead to success. For example, it is unclear how the concepts of organization and goal attainment relate to achieving a particular goal. Because goals must be realized, however, Carpenter provides detailed descriptions of how these principles lead to success in organizations. He does, however, describe the importance of the attitude of the management team and their ability to perceive the organization’s goals in a realistic light.
One of Carpenter’s important concepts in his work The System by Sam Carpenter is the concept of successful people. According to this principle, successful people can work with others to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. These people use interpersonal skills, cultural competencies, innovative thinking, and other personality attributes that lead them to accomplish their goals. These principles of successful people are clearly described. Still, Carpenter devotes considerable attention to the actions that successful people take to gain and maintain their position in the workplace and enhance their contributions to the company’s success.
Another principle of success developed by The Work the System by Sam Carpenter is the concept of organization. The purpose of an organization is to define and create a niche for itself in the market. Organizations must be defined by their creators regarding what they stand for and who they serve. Organizations should maintain some separation from their consumers and be true to the purpose for which they were established.
Successful people, according to the principles of success, act from a positive state of mind. Positive thinking is the foundation for success, according to this concept. When an individual is successful, he or she does not dwell on what could go wrong or worry about things beyond her control. Successful people take risks, pursue objectives, try new products and techniques, and focus on the opportunities that may present themselves. According to Sam Carpenter, these are the work ethics that any individual can adopt to become a successful person.