Suppose you want to do something sizeable, which requires the collaboration of several people over a period of time. Something like a Start-up, a software project, a process improvement or building a house. You will […]
Is management important to a organisations success? How much hierarchical power is helpful? Where is the tipping point where too much power becomes detrimental to an organisations success? Let’s take a look what Google Inc. has found out.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin took a look at management theory and were not impressed: Too much hearsay, too little data. There’s got to be a better way to manage companies. So google made their own rules. […]
An “exponential organization” as defined by Salim Ismael is a business model that is poised to take advantage from the digital revolution. It leverages the abundant nature of information goods to transform business models of […]
There is much here-say in management theory. For the most part, it resembles more folk-lore than science. What we call “best practice” is mostly just a mere belief. It might be a good or even […]
Suppose your organization is well organized. A stable, well thought out and staffed hierarchy, efficiently standardized processes producing quality outputs. What could be there to fear? The volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that so signifies our modern […]
Hierarchies suck. In so many respects: They are slow-moving, suppress Innovation, promote siloed thinking and largely fail to give most people a sense of life – of vocation – at work. The trouble is: Hierarchies work. They […]
Most companies are struggling with innovation. Management is occupied fully with meeting quarterly sales and profit targets. Innovation has to take a back seat, at best. “Beside daily business, minor change is all we do here and […]