Six management fallacies for the future
David Batstone has a great post at Right Reality about the changing nature of the organization. He's come up with six fallacies that highlight the change from a command-and-control model to a network model. He lists the following fallacies:
You'll need to visit his post to see the complete text, which includes his description of the "next reality" in each case - well worth reading. Also worth considering against the model and approach of contemporary education systems - I suspect there's a lot of truth here for anyone involved in formal schooling.
- Fallacy #1: Management must focus on the internal operations of the enterprise.
- Fallacy #2: Geography defines the ecology of the enterprise
- Fallacy #3: Technology drives business operations
- Fallacy #4: Hire for specialized knowledge
- Fallacy #5: Performance management is most effective when it rewards individual effort
- Fallacy #6 Employees who demonstrate exceptional competency should be groomed as future leaders.