Magazine article Talent Development

The Future of Management

Magazine article Talent Development

The Future of Management

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Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness

By Edward E. Lawler III and Christopher G. Worley

(Wiley, 352 pp., $34.95)

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"The time for a management reset has come." Management Reset provides an out-of-the-box view of flexible organizations that will rely upon diversity in careers and work arrangements to create sustainable value.

The authors build upon a foundation of evolving stakeholder requirements to manifest increasingly boundary-less globalized workplaces. Case studies from companies such as Netflix, HP, Capital One, and Google provide snapshots of organizations that have set aside management paradigms, choosing more agile and strategically applicable models that surround a new definition of work.

Innovation, efficiency, balance, and sustainability are required for organizations to respond differently when considering how to develop and reward their people. The authors herald cultivating a "future focus" in the short, medium, and long range as critical to transforming organizations from building-bound operations to virtualized, strategically adept entities.

According to the book, sustainable management organizations (SMOs) will rely on multiple stakeholders and capitalize on collaboration and networking. Work will be controlled by employee and customer input. SMOs will be highly transparent internally while maintaining an opaque exterior. …

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