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.
Linda Hill, author of Collective Genius, believes leaders should create a context in which people are willing and able to innovate
Sudhanshu Palsule on what it means to be a leader in a world without distance or hierarchy
Human beings can be pretty ingenious if left to their own devices. However, with a little effort, they can be stopped. The exact recipe for turning a company into a champion innovator, like Tencent, the Chinese Internet giant, may be kind of mysterious, but innovation experts have some fairly clear ideas about how to ensure […]