How do we meet the management challenges in today’s world when our current management structures are outdated? How do we build organizations that are fit for humans beings and not machines? Gary Hamel asks these questions, calling on us to rethink how we organize people and resources.
The way people work together in organizations has been evolving over centuries. It’s important to understand where your organization stands and what the future could look like. As each new paradigm emerges it unlocks increasing capacities and capabilities of the individual and the organization. Peter Green summarizes the five paradigms described in Fredric Laloux’s book Reinventing Organizations in this 9 minute video. With this new perspective of organizational models we can work towards the next evolution of your organization together.
Today’s workplace is experiencing a culture clash between the top and bottom — between the old “waterfall” ways of managing and the new “Agile” ways of the modern workplace. Management at the top is still operating under outdated silo, or “waterfall,” practices. These waterfall practices within the management structure are characterized by hierarchical decisions that trickle down … Continued
Deloitte’s “Global Human Capital Trends 2015” report states the No. 1 issue facing organizations this year is employee engagement and culture. The study reports that only 13 percent of the global work force is highly engaged. What has changed in the workplace to cause this systematic problem? How do we engage people in an agile way that is flexible, empowering and promotes accelerated learning? Most importantly, how do we keep pace with the changing needs of our employees?
Steve Denning describes the differences between the traditional vertical structure of management and the adaptive horizontal structure of agile. With the traditional structure being conceived over 150 years ago, Denning details how the business landscape has changed since its origins and how our organizational structures need to adapt to keep up.