So you want to be a manager?
Harvard Professor, Gary Hamel asks “What problem was management invented to solve?”
How to do things with perfect replicability, at ever-increasing scale and steadily increasing efficiency.
“What is the problem that needs solving now?”
How do you build organizations that merit the gifts of creativity and passion and initiative?”
Are we on the verge of a post-managerial society?
Many organizational designers have been asking: will we have managers of the future? Here are some of the central dilemma.
What is the role of talent? Is it something to be bought and profited from? Or is what emerges from the configuration of the organization? Are we talented because we are talented together?
What is the key concept in organizational design?
Understanding how to create organizational value by installing the right feedback loops
What is the nature of change in this century?
Purposefully and creatively experimental
How do we manage risk and not knowing the outcome of our creative experiments?
Set clear boundaries about risk. Engender insights that minimize risk.
Gary Hamel also asks:
“How have you been trained as a business innovator? What investment has the company made in teaching you how to innovate?”
What will global organizations look like?
The Internet is making it possible to amplify and aggregate human capabilities in ways never before possible.
- The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing
- Save time (and cut costs) by spending as much time as you need with each person
- Events Managers teaching us the central concept of management
- Management crisis not credit crunch
- By our metrics we shall be known: selection for the knowledge industries of the global information age
- We must believe so deeply in those we lead and serve that we want them to be at our side in the heat of enemy fire.
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