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Great book on innovation and on desirable management culture,
This review is from: The Future of Management (Hardcover)
I recently came across this fascinating new book by Gary Hamel in the course of my investigation of Agile.
It's perhaps the best book I've read on innovation - and the best book I've read on desirable management culture. It's a real joy to read.
I'll cast my vote any day for the kind of pro-innovation pro-enablement management culture Hamel describes. It's the approach that has great potential to motivate key employees.
It includes chapters on the remarkable management cultures at Whole Foods Market, W.L. Gore (makers of Gore-Tex etc), and a small little upstart called Google.
Here's a quote from around 20% of the way in: "if you want to capture the economic high ground in the creative economy, you need employees who are more than acquiescent, attentive, and astute - they must also be zestful, zany, and zealous. So we must ask: what are the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving this state of organisational bliss?"
The rest of the book provides answers to this question.