Radical Management: Making the Entire Organization Agile
Organizations today face a crisis. The crisis is of long standing and its signs are widespread. Productivity is one-quarter of 1965 levels. Innovation continues to decline. Workers are disgruntled. Customers are frustrated. Brands are unraveling. Executive turnover is accelerating. In the last 25 years, startups created 40 million jobs in the US, while established firms created almost none. Traditional management is broken.
The principles described in this webinar show how Agile thinking can respond to the crisis and be applied to the overall management of any organization so as to inspire high productivity, continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and client delight.
Radical management is an approach to management that is fundamentally different from traditional management. It comprises seven inter-locking principles of continuous innovation: focusing the entire organization on delighting clients; working in self-organizing teams; operating in client-driven iterations; delivering value to clients with each iteration; fostering radical transparency; nurturing continuous self-improvement and communicating interactively. In sum, the principles comprise a new mental model of management.
• Outline the basic seven principles of radical management that inspire continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and client delight.
• Pointing to over 70 supporting practices.
• Shows how management needs to be re-thought from first principles.
SPEAKER: Steve Denning is 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). His new book, Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Re-inventing the Workplace for the 21st Century will be published by Jossey-Bass in November 2010. From 1996 to 2000, Steve was the Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank where he spearheaded the organizational knowledge sharing program. In November 2000, Steve Denning was selected as one of the world’s ten Most Admired Knowledge Leaders (Teleos). He now works with organizations in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia on leadership, innovation, business narrative and most recently, radical management.