Gary Hamel (2007) - The Future of Management - Marian Zinn

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Author: Marian Zinn
Published: September 2013
M.A. Media Management & Economics
University of Tampere
Finland

Published in: Business, Education

Gary Hamel (2007) - The Future of Management - Marian Zinn

  1. 1. THE FUTURE OF MANAGEMENT By Gary Hamel HBR Press, 2007 AUTHOR: MARIAN ZINN | SEPTEMBER 2013 | UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE
  2. 2. Read book →“Future of Management”1 2 3 4 Discuss two of Hamel’s key ideas Identify Personal Weaknesses Discuss one Criticism of Hamel’s ideas Objectives for today: MARIAN ZINN , 2013
  3. 3. Create organizations where ideas & critical feedback are collected 1 MARIAN ZINN , 2013 Bottleneck at top management level → limits quality of decision-making & generation of new business ideas WHY? Esteblishing a Thoughtocracy Source: Hamel, G. (2007), Future of Management Exploit collective intelligence available in the organisation Encourage and reward dissent & contribution
  4. 4. 2 MARIAN ZINN , 2013 Distributed & Peer-evaluated Leadership Source: Hamel, G. (2007), Future of Management “Imagine an organization in which authority is a fluid commodity, flowing smoothly towards leaders who add value and away from those who don’t.” (p. 205) Inefficient top-down authority structure → Merit-based leadership adds to accountability & competency-driven power distribution WHY? Peers appoint leaders + power is earned through continuous value added Hierarchies get build from the bottom up Power shifts easily → leadership transforms based required skills
  5. 5. • FEAR OF REJECTION / WANTING TO BE LIKED → Limits self-expression & dissent MARIAN ZINN , 2013 Barriers to driving Innovation • RISK AVERSION / FEAR OF FAILURE → Over-planning / -thinking instead of Trial & Failure approach • AVOIDING CONFLICT & LIMITED COMMITMENT TO DRIVE CHANGE → When ideas get rejected: tendency to withdraw
  6. 6. MARIAN ZINN , 2013 Possibility of Bottom-Up Change? Hamel’s ideas stimulate us to think outside the box & challenge status quo, but: IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO DRIVE SIGNIFICANT MANAGEMENT INNOVATION IN AN OLD, ESTEBLISHED COMPANY FROM THE BOTTOM-UP? Limited evidence of successful radical innovation initiated at grassroots level
  7. 7. Thank you for your attention. Any questions? … AND WE’RE DONE!
  8. 8. BY MARIAN ZINN. marianzinn.com

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