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Retool management for an open and borderless world

“As the distinction between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ disappears, managers must learn how to manage beyond the legal boundaries of the enterprise.”

Emerging business models increasingly rely on value-creating networks and forms of social production that transcend organizational boundaries. In these environments, management tools that rely on the use of positional power are likely to be ineffective or counterproductive. In a network of volunteers or legally independent agents, the “leader” has to energize and enlarge the community rather than manage it from above. Success therefore requires developing new approaches to mobilizing and coordinating human efforts.

51 Stories
127 Hacks
13 Barriers

Retool management for an open and borderless world

“As the distinction between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ disappears, managers must learn how to manage beyond the legal boundaries of the enterprise.”

Emerging business models increasingly rely on value-creating networks and forms of social production that transcend organizational boundaries. In these environments, management tools that rely on the use of positional power are likely to be ineffective or counterproductive. In a network of volunteers or legally independent agents, the “leader” has to energize and enlarge the community rather than manage it from above. Success therefore requires developing new approaches to mobilizing and coordinating human efforts.

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The key challenge in this hack is “how to make organizations genuinely fit for human beings”.
Hack by Chary Chigurala on December 3, 2011
SABi is a LogicShoe R&D project designed to simplify consumer intelligence that drives incremental management decisions.
Story by Diana Iliescu on September 2, 2014
It's not often you get to start a new job that hasn't been done before.  In January 2013, I set about building my new role as our College's very first Director of Strategic Organizational Initiat
Story by Aaron Anderson on October 17, 2013
Expecting a group of highly educated, culturally fixed Ph.Ds who are excellent researchers to run their own operation may have been fine 80 years ago when educational operations were run, staffed, and
Barrier by Aaron Anderson on September 3, 2010
 For companies to efficiently influence, focus and meet employees’ needs for innovation, or for companies to improve innovative performance, a prerequisite will be to accurately identify which le
Hack by Aaron Brook on September 13, 2014
Terms like "open innovation" and "customer-driven innovation" are all the rage and these strategies can certainly help organizations become more innovative.
Hack by Chris Grams on July 28, 2010
An exploration of the question: can large corporations really act like start-ups or get close to that?
Hack by Angelique Plugge on April 25, 2016
The aging population in the Nordics/Western part of the world and the possibility for early retirement will cause competency gaps and will lead to loss of knowledge in Enterprises.
Barrier by Magdalena Pawlowicz on September 20, 2010
The foundation owns the internet domain names. Web sites are managed as open source, wikis, ... and their net profits are received by the Foundation.
Hack by Michel Bernand-Mantel on December 27, 2013
Open Source Capitalism is the convergence of political, economic and social systems into an ecosystem of mankind whereby human potential can flourish at its highest level.
Story by Dan Schmitt on April 28, 2012

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