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The Death and Reinvention of Management: Implications for HR

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The Death and Reinvention of Management: Implications for HR

What are HR leaders to make of a rash of recent books suggesting that management as we know it today has failed? Has traditional management's sell-by date expired? And if so, what is to replace it? Award-winning author Steve Denning will explain the underlying reasons why traditional management has become unproductive, and why business leaders and writers are increasingly exploring a fundamental rethinking of the basic tenets of management. Among the most important changes being explored are five basic shifts in management practice:

1. The firm's goal (a shift from inside-out to outside-in).

2. Role of managers (a shift from controller to enabler).

3. Mode of coordination (from command and control to dynamic linking).

4. Values practiced (a shift from value to values).

5. Communications (a shift from command to conversation).

This Webcast will discuss:

  • What is the evidence that is leading executives and writers to reinvent management?
  • What are the main shifts in management that are taking place?
  • Which kinds of organizations are involved?
  • What are the implications for HR?

About Steve Denning
Steve Denning's latest book is The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Re-inventing the Workplace for the 21st Century (Jossey-Bass, 2010). Steve is also the author of the award-winning books, The Secret Language of Leadership (Jossey-Bass, October 2007) and The Leader's Guide to Storytelling (Jossey-Bass, 2005). Steve works with organizations in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia on leadership, innovation, business narrative and reinventing management. From 1996 to 2000, Steve was the Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank. In November 2000, Steve Denning was selected as one of the world's ten Most Admired Knowledge Leaders (Teleos). In the Fall of 2009, Steve was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls Colleges, Oxford University, UK.

 

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