Developments in technology have always led to changes in management practices. Papyrus and writing made the first empires possible, and the telegraph and telephone later gave the modern corporation its central nervous system. As digitalization changes the nature of our work, it’s not so wild to imagine management will change too. One answer may be Holacracy, a trademarked management system designed by former programmer Brian J. Robertson. Using what he describes as “a new social technology”, Robertson hopes to remove what he sees as a key defect in the modern enterprise: the inability to incorporate the insights of individuals into the actions of the group.
Organization behavior expert and Stanford Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer on the poor state of human sustainability in organizations In a career spanning more than four decades, there is one thing that Jeffrey Pfeffer has never done—mince words and sugarcoat advice. Pfeffer, the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate […]
In a high-growth environment, building the right culture is tougher than you think. The third article in our series on hypergrowth will show you how to go about building your company’s culture when everything is moving at a dizzying pace. For the other articles in this series, click here A lot of things must […]
All over China, leaders of fast-growing companies are asking themselves: how can we grow as fast as we need to without destroying our company? It’s a question Verne Harnish has been answering for years. Harnish is the CEO of Gazelles, a Virginia-headquartered executive education and coaching firm focused on advising fast-growing companies that hosts seminars […]