Reinventing Management: Smarter Choices for Getting Work Done
February 2010, Jossey-Bass
And looking more widely, there is a creeping disenchantment with management as a profession: surveys show that managers generate less respect than lawyers and bankers in the eyes of the general public, and there are few if any positive role models for management.
"Change isn't just for the rank-and-file anymore; it's coming
for you. Instant access to information and global resources have
changed the world we live and work in. Julian Birkinshaw shows that
19th century industrial management won't work in a
21st century fluid workplace. Read this, or prepare to
be 'game-changed' by someone who has."
—Jack Hughes, CEO, TopCoder
"Technological and social changes are having an enormous impact
on the world of business, and on the way companies are managed. In
this book, Julian Birkinshaw provides a roadmap for making sense of
how the world of management is changing, and he provides useful
advice for companies who want to harness the potential that Web 2.0
has to offer."
—PV Kannan, CEO, 24/7 Customer
"Julian Birkinshaw helps us look beyond our legacy management
practices, and imagine bold new ways of leading, managing and
organizing. Filled with mind-expanding examples, Reinventing
Management is a must read for managers who want to build an
organization that's truly fit for the future."
—Gary Hamel, bestselling author of The Future of Management
About the Author.
Chapter 1 Why Management Failed.
Chapter 2 What's Your Management Model?
Chapter 3 Coordinating Activities: From Bureaucracy to Emergence.
Chapter 4 Making and Communicating Decisions: From Hierarchy to Collective Wisdom.
Chapter 5 Setting Objectives: From Alignment to Obliquity.
Chapter 6 Motivating Employees: From Extrinsic to Intrinsic Motivation.
Chapter 7 Four Models of Management.
Chapter 8 The Change Agent's Agenda.
Chapter 9 The Leader's Agenda.
Epilogue Broadening the Debate on Reinventing Management.