Case study: 318 Mondays to go... the London Olympics

Gill Christy

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    'There's no complacency here, because we will need every one of those 318 Mondays there are between now and the opening ceremony.' All organisations have objectives, which may be expressed more or less formally. Sometimes, such objectives provide a very clear and very public statement of the whole purpose of the organisation, as well as a stark binary test of its effectiveness. The organisation established to make the London 2012 Olympics happen is one such case - as its website (with its real-time countdown graphic) explains, the games will run from Friday 27 July 2012, by which time everything has to be ready. And being ready in 2012 will be the result of successfully co-ordinating the efforts of dozens of other independent organisations - 'only slightly late' is just not an option.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationManagement and organisational behaviour
    EditorsL. Mullins
    Place of PublicationHarlow
    PublisherFinancial Times Prentice Hall
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)9780273708889
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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