by Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle
The overarching topic of Growing Pains is how small entrepreneurial firms make the transition to a professionally managed firm. The authors identify and discuss six organizational development areas that play a deciding role in the successful growth of a business. Flamholtz and Randle use these developmental areas to isolate what must be done during seven stages of organizational growth. Growing Pains also describes a set of organizational growing pains that commonly arise when organizations struggle to manage their growth.