Corporate Rebels. Make work more fun
Important takeaways of this book:
– The organizations we consider “normal” and which we take for granted, are often hierarchical, slow and bureaucratic, not very attentive to employees and customers. This only represents one possible way of how work can be organized, and it is the least effective one, nowadays.
– Instead, it is possible to do business, to grow, to earn money, to have happy customers and employees by adopting new organizational practices. This means practices which are already existing and implemented in different parts of the world, by organizations of all kinds (large or small, private or public, in traditional or innovative sectors).
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SENSE & RESPOND
Who’s in charge of leading organizations,
has also the responsibility of looking for a new path.
Sense & Respond is an easy but revolutionary synthesis. In fact, through many business cases, it shows how the mindset of many organizations was born during the industrial era. That is over. Nothing is the same, even if it may seems so. We’re in the digital era: a momentous gap, more culturally than technologically. Concepts and methods, that were reference points for generations of managers, don’t work any more: for example, facing uncertainty and complexity with detailed plans. But most organizations still keep on working in the same way as in the past.
This book reveals how what we consider an inevitable problem is in fact the result of a deeper and deeper gap between our mental habits and reality.
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Today’s organisations structures stem from old times.
Can a new world come into being without a new framework?
Power is tipically concentrated at the top.
Is this the best way to meet customers’ needs?
Thinking, deciding and acting are part of the same process.
What do we gain through separating them?
We keep making plans we are unable to keep.
Hadn’t we better direct that energy towards the emerging future?
Organisations reward mistake avoidance thus strangling experimentation.
Is this the best way towards the future?
In our organisations a few people say to the many what to do.
Is it so surprising that motivation and engagement remain so low?
What we get is always less than what we need.
Isn’t how we do things part of the problem?
Platforms are revolutionising the way producer, consumer and developer meet.
Can organisations go on ignoring it?
Platforms enabled what organisations couldn’t: integration of stakeholders in the value chain.
How about implementing this logic within organisations?
Platforms are based on transparency, interaction, cooperation and sharing.
Any lessons we can learn?
From an architectural point of view, structures can nurture or hinder life and activities.
What about organisations?
For years we have been choosing people based on skills.
Is that still enough?
Work in an evolving world should be the ultimate place of learning.
How come performance evaluation isn’t the number one tool to encourage learning?
Our assessments are typically based on skills, aptitudes and motivation.
Is this enough to represent the whole person?
What’s the sense of developing the talent of just a few
if all the remaining people don’t tap into their capabilities?
Too many e-mails and not enough communication.
Is there no solution?
Meetings are often a waste of time.
Why do we still manage them the same old way?
Leadership programmes are always intended for bosses.
Does centralised leadership still make sense?
We create organisational environments no one likes to be in.
Isn’t it high time we trusted our desire for well-being?
The question “What would I like to give to others?”
has no room in many lives. Isn’t it the very reason we act?
Organizations don’t perceive vocation as being crucial.
Are we sure it isn’t connected to profitability?
Passion, feelings, intuition.
What if we could harness them towards business?
There exist needs that don’t recognise themselves as being community.
How can we intercept them?