Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them
Now more than ever we need organizations that are resilient, daring, and inspiring. Unfortunately, the typical organization, overburdened by bureaucracy, is inert, timid, and dispiriting. We can and must do better.
Our organizations are failing us. They’re sluggish, change-phobic, and emotionally arid. Human beings, by contrast, are adaptable, creative, and full of passion.
This gap between individual and organizational capability is the unfortunate by-product of bureaucracy – the top-down, rule-choked management structure that undergirds virtually every organization on the planet. Invented in the nineteenth century with the goal of turning people into semi – programmable robots, bureaucracy is deeply dehumanizing. Despite all the hype around flat organizations and agile processes, bureaucracy is growing, not shrinking.
“HUMANOCRACY: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them”:
In the book, Gary Hamel and management expert Michele Zanini make a passionate, data-driven argument for uprooting bureaucracy and unleashing the human spirit at work. Drawing on more than a decade of research, and packed with practical examples, HUMANOCRACY lays out a detailed blueprint for creating organizations that are as inspired and ingenious as the human beings inside them.
At this event, in collaboration with Tatarklubben, you will meet world-renowned business thinker, Gary Hamel.
Gary Hamel is a longtime faculty member of the London Business School. He has authored 20 articles for the Harvard Business Review and published five books with Harvard Business Review Press, including The Future of Management (2007), which was named Amazon’s business book of the year. The Wall Street Journal ranked Hamel as the world’s most influential business thinker, while the Financial Times labeled him a “management innovator without peer.” As a consultant, Hamel has helped dozens of the world’s most respected companies increase their capacity for innovation and strategic renewal. He is a regular speaker at the world’s most prestigious conferences and events, and a fellow of the Strategic Management Society. Together with Michele Zanini, Hamel is co-founder of the Management Lab, an organization that builds technology and tools to support breakthrough management innovation. Hamel lives in Northern California.