Gary Hamel on management!

A quick view to relay from the CIPD’s newsletter:

Gary Hamel, the world’s most influential business thinker according to the Wall Street Journal, told delegates at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)’s annual conference today (Nov, 2012)┬áthat ‘management is a busted flush’ and needs to be rebuilt from the bottom up. Bureaucracy must die, he said, because if you don’t kill it, it will kill your organisation.

Mr Hamel told the audience that HR has more responsibility for improving competitiveness and productivity than any other profession and needs to be as experimental as marketing and R&D departments. He urged HR professionals to challenge old beliefs about management and leadership and rethink core principles. ‘Management 1.0′, as he called it, was developed to create stability, precision and control. He argued that organisations who want to thrive in today’s world instead need to give employees freedom to innovate. He explored how ‘management 2.0′ should draw on some of the key tenets of the world wide web, including disaggregation, the power of communities and the creation of natural hierarchies.