I agree with the words below from Steve Denning in his article for Forbes 'Why Today's Business Schools Teach Yesterday's Expertise’. Read his full article.
“The new management isn’t simply a new training course, or a process, or a methodology or an organizational structure that can be written down in an organizational manual and simply added to the ongoing agenda. It’s a different mindset with counterintuitive ideas that fly in the face of the assumptions of a "good" 20th century manager or the typical business school case.
Managers can't tell people what to do;
Control is enhanced by letting go of control;
Talent drives strategy.
Dealing with big issues requires small teams, small tasks, small everything;
Complex systems are inherently problematic, and must be descaled;
Companies make more money by not focusing on money,”
How does this new management happen?
In my view it happens best by seeing and adopting leadership and management as different yet in harmony with one another particularly when they are underpinned by culture.
Below is my foundational model for teaching my clients to apply the above in their own best way:
This is my blog post of 25th August 2014 where I explore what I believe is new management further. Management today for me is all about processes, policies, procedures, practices and systems.
Who will you become?
What will you do next?