Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Management 2.0

Management 2.0 comes up in Gary Hamel’s book, ‘The Future of Management'. Hamel argues that management will evolve to look a lot like web 2.0, and will therefore be more adaptable, innovative and engaging. He lists the key criteria of both web 2.0 and management 2.0 (which I think apply to all real enterprise 2.0 approaches) as:

  • Everyone has a voice

  • The tools of creativity are widely distributed

  • Its easy and cheap to experiment

  • Capability counts for more than credentials and titles

  • Commitment is voluntary

  • Power is granted from below

  • Authority is fluid and contingent on value-added

  • The only hierarchies are "natural" hierarchies

  • Communities are self-defining

  • Individuals are richly empowered with information

  • Just about everything is decentralized

  • Ideas compete on an equal footing

  • It's easy for buyers and sellers to find each other

  • Resources are free to follow opportunities

  • Decisions are peer-based.