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Debunking The Myth Of Why Workers Need Managers - Forbes

Debunking The Myth Of Why Workers Need Managers - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Frederic Laloux's book Reinventing Organizations explores the deep details of how organizations the world over have figured out how to succeed by leaving 'management' to the employees
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The Four Unicorns Of Modern Management

The Four Unicorns Of Modern Management | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are a few myths the contemporary management consulting crowd has championed in recent years. Forget the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. We’re talking more like the Four Unicorns of Utopia, galloping along on rainbows.
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Revolutionizing the Way Power Works in Organizations - Huffington Post

Revolutionizing the Way Power Works in Organizations - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The most significant leadership challenge for today's corps of business leaders is making the shift in the way they approach power.
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Taiga.Io | Agile, Open Source, Free Project Management System

Taiga.Io | Agile, Open Source, Free Project Management System | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Free. Open Source. Powerful. Taiga is a project management platform for startups and agile developers & designers who want a simple, beautiful tool that makes work truly enjoyable.
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We need a management revolution

We need a management revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We've accumulated a lot of knowledge on the brain, yet we do not apply it to management. Robert Paris argues we're due for a revolution.
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13 Recommended Readings For Creative Leaders This Fall - Forbes

13 Recommended Readings For Creative Leaders This Fall - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

So far in 2014, we have seen at least two additions to the short bookshelf of essential readings for creative leaders: Pixar CEO Ed Catmull’s account (with Amy Wallace) of building and sustaining a successful creative culture, Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration; and Harvard Business School Professor Linda A. Hill’s masterful guide to leading successful innovation across organizations, Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation (written with Greg Brandeau, Kent Lineback, and Emily Truelove). Other recent highlights included Connected by Design: Seven Principles for Business Transformation through Functional Integration, the outstanding work about new ways to create value through brand ecosystems, by Barry Wacksman and Chris Stutzman of the legendary creative agency, R/GA; Stanford professors Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao’s major study of how to build up businesses successfully, Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less; and Arianna Huffington’s manifesto for re-defining well-being, work and success, revisionist study of talent and creativity, Thrive: The Third Metric and Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder.


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How a Manager Can Promote the 'Future of Work' - Entrepreneur (blog)

How a Manager Can Promote the 'Future of Work' - Entrepreneur (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What does the term a “new way to work” signify? My company, Unify, posed that question to 961 professionals scattered across the globe and found in the results (published in June) that for 47 percent it meant “working where I want to work” and for 43 percent it meant “working when I want to work.”

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Smart Cities and Big Data and Using It | Sustainable Cities Collective

Smart Cities and Big Data and Using It | Sustainable Cities Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We live in a world where cars can fold into themselves and may soon be levitating. However, this rapid pace of innovation in the automotive sector is not yet crossing over to cities at large. Cities are traditionally slow and resistant to change.
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Sharing knowledge leads to better decisions - Coeur d'Alene Press

Sharing knowledge leads to better decisions - Coeur d'Alene Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Do you have a tough decision to make? Or are you trying to build consensus among other employees? If so, you might want to follow the way bees make their decisions, because according to researchers, human beings can learn volumes from bees when it comes to making group decisions.

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The Naive Optimist — No Managers: Why We Removed Bosses at Treehouse

The Naive Optimist — No Managers: Why We Removed Bosses at Treehouse | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In my experience, people want to be amazing at their job. I can’t count the number of times that people had really great ideas but were powerless to implement them. I watched as they went from zealous excitement to indifferent cynicism.


- See more at: http://ryancarson.com/post/61562761297/no-managers-why-we-removed-bosses-at-treehouse#sthash.kuRPSLnU.6oGVifj3.dpuf

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Balancing Act: Social media help co-workers bond - Hamilton Spectator

Balancing Act: Social media help co-workers bond - Hamilton Spectator | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When Brian Goldberg learned on Facebook that he and a co-worker had a mutual love of craft beer, he invited him to lunch at a sports bar where his own favorite brand was on tap. While gobbling burgers and throwing back cold brew, Goldberg snapped a picture with his new buddy, posted it on Instagram and tagged it "#bestlunchever."

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Clay Shirky | The Key to Successful Tech Management | Foreign Affairs

Late last October, the management expert Jeffrey Zients was given a mandate to fix HealthCare.gov, the website at the forefront of U.S. President Barack Obama’s health-care reform, after its disastrous launch.
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Management, business, anarchism | ephemera

Management, business, anarchism | ephemera | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Management, business, anarchism. Can these three terms, that come with so much baggage, be fruitfully brought together? This special issue brings together contributions that range from discussions of anarchist political economy and anarchism as a theory of organisation to the practices of anarchist alternatives and the radical imagination. Scholars from anarchist studies as well as critical management studies highlight the various ways the connections between the two fields can be articulated. Rather than offer the final word on the intersection between anarchism, business and management, this special issue tries to open a crack in existing academic orthodoxies on alternative organisation and create a space for critical reflection on the potential anarchism has to provide alternative ways of thinking and enacting organisation. The special issue includes five sections: ‘Anarchism as a theory of organisation’, ‘Key ideas in anarchism and CMS’, ‘The roots of anarchist organisation’, ‘Anarchist praxis’ and ‘The radical imagination’.
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Mobilize, a better alternative to Google Groups for community management, raises $1.2M | VentureBeat | Deals | by Kia Kokalitcheva

Mobilize, a better alternative to Google Groups for community management, raises $1.2M | VentureBeat | Deals | by Kia Kokalitcheva | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The days of creating clunky Google Groups to keep your organization’s members up-to-date might be over.
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Bureaucracy Must Die - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Bureaucracy Must Die - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Almost 25 years ago in the pages of HBR, C.K. Prahalad and I urged managers to think in a different way about the building blocks of competitive success.  We argued that a business should be seen as a portfolio of “core competencies” as well as a portfolio of products.  By building and nurturing deep, hard-to-replicate skills, an organization could fatten margins and fuel growth.  While I still believe that distinctive capabilities are essential to distinctive performance, I have increasingly come to believe (as I argued in an earlier post) that even the most competent organizations also suffer from a clutch of core incompetencies. Businesses are, on average, far less adaptable, innovative, and inspiring than they could be and, increasingly, must be.

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Debunking Myths About Worker Passion - Forbes

Debunking Myths About Worker Passion - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The key message from our work is that workers of all types and in all locations have the potential to be passionate – it’s not limited to a privileged few,” concludes John Hagel, c0-chairman Deloitte Center For The Edge. “Rather than just focusing on recruiting more passionate workers, the big opportunity is to look at the existing workforce and create environments that can tap into, nurture and amplify the passion of every worker already on the job. Without the right work environments, efforts to recruit additional passionate workers will likely be undermined as those new workers become frustrated in environments that do not support passion.”

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Richard Branson should beware the perils of peer control - The Guardian

Richard Branson should beware the perils of peer control - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Half Brazilian, half Austrian, Ricardo Semler runs one of the strangest companies in the world – though perhaps “runs” is the wrong verb. He recently held a party to celebrate 10 years of not making any decisions.

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▶ Reinventing Organizations - YouTube

A talk, followed by Q&A, by Frederic Laloux about "Reinventing Organizations", a research and book that is turning into an international phenomenon.
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Reinventing office space: Architects call for the 'death of the desk' - Raw Story (blog)

Reinventing office space: Architects call for the 'death of the desk' - Raw Story (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The idea that the desk is a unit of productivity is changing very, very rapidly. Your productivity is not measured by the amount of time you sit behind a thing called a desk. It is what you do. It is about your output,” he said. “It is about getting the balance of specs right so it is not just get everybody in the open, have open plan but have the right balance of spaces where you can get in a zone of concentration.”

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Mike Norman Economics: How the Iron Law of Oligarchy Extends to Peer Production

This is the dilemma facing humanity since the advent of liberalism in the Enlightenment. There is an inherent tension between popular, participatory democracy and efficient organization. The social, political and economic challenge is to work out tradeoffs that enable humanity to recapture the liberty and dignity of Rousseau's noble savage"while also harnessing the advantage of modern organization and management.
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Self-managed companies: what “boss-less” firms can teach us - The National

Self-managed companies: what “boss-less” firms can teach us - The National | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today, “hierarchical” and “authoritarian” are terms describing companies no one wants to work for any more. Look beyond the rhetoric, however, and you’ll find that most firms basically look the same at the structural level, relying primarily on authority hierarchies.



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This is how bureaucracy dies - Fortune

This is how bureaucracy dies - Fortune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

(TheMIX) -- If you've spent a lifetime accumulating and wielding bureaucratic power, and if you've calibrated your career progress by the steps you've taken up the corporate ladder, or by the number of people who work for you, or the perks you've been awarded, or the scope of your authority, then envisioning a world in which leaders report to the led may be a bit daunting.

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The future of work with MIT's Thomas Malone - YouTube

In a one-on-one interview with the author of "The Future of Work," renowned organizational theorist Thomas Malone discusses how the latest technologies will further redesign the company of the future, including its organizational structure and the roles employees play. How can executives in talent development and human resources get ahead of the changes to come?

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Clay Shirky | The Key to Successful Tech Management | Foreign Affairs

Late last October, the management expert Jeffrey Zients was given a mandate to fix HealthCare.gov, the website at the forefront of U.S. President Barack Obama’s health-care reform, after its disastrous launch.
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