Could Gary Hamel’s reconfigured management carry our world from rags of broken banks back to riches of human achievement? Hamel’s blog may be Wall Street’s answer to an innovative future for management, but perhaps more importantly, he’s main street’s surest segue to creative progress.
Live for WBF09 Hamel makes some brilliant inroads for reconnecting to humans and to innovation through technology, management, social media, and institutional change. How so?
In Hamel’s words:
To succeed in the future, organizations are going to have to find ways of energizing people, so that they bring not only their skills, expertise and diligence to work, but they bring their passion and their initiative as well.
Do you agree?
One management problem yet to be addressed by Gary Hamel, however, is the narrowing gates to resources. Innovation is tenaciously blocked by bureaucrats with power, or dismissed by politicians without vision of innovation’s new roles for humanity.
Imagine the active place innovation would leap to within a facilitation style leadership:
- Seasoned journalists and talented bloggers could rebuild media‘s image together, because main stream newspapers would open to rather than hinder collaborative possibilities.
- Renewed experts would build creative learning communities to mark the death of education and celebrate the dawn of learning.
- Entrepreneurs would be sought after and fairly remunerated to assist stagnant corporations reboot from broken brainpower to creative inventions at work.
- Kindness and genuine care would replace intellectual cutthroats arrogance that comes disguised as concern, shrouded in statistics, and hidden behind a smile.
- Life-changing answers and ongoing renewal would emerge from progressive innovators who plan together for a brainpower boom, rather than leave firms to languish in stress that comes from stubborn problems without solutions.
If organizational gates still yield to greed of a few, arrogance of Hebbian thinking, or broken bureacracies, then Hamel’s management innovation will also require the kind of refreshing creativity where no brain is left behind. What do you think?