meritocracy

Over the years, I’ve picked up an unhealthy understanding of the language of business. Years of sitting in big corporate meetings will do that to you, unfortunately. Here at New Kind, my business partners will still call me out for talking about “action items,” saying something is in our “... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Dec 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Last week I received a heads up about a new web application launching today from a company called BetterMeans with an impressive goal: to build the infrastructure (processes, technology, governance, etc.) to make an open organizational structure like we talk about here on opensouce.com a reality.... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Nov 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
I read Gary Hamel's piece, The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500, with great interest. In it, he talks about the tensions that traditional, cubicle-land corporations will likely face as a creative, connected workforce comes on-line. I was particularly interested because, as a member of the... Read more
4 comments Posted 29 Sep 2010 by Matt Jadud Feed
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6 comments Posted 27 Sep 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
» After you vote, discuss this topic in-depth on the article, Building a positive meritocracy: It's harder than it sounds or in the comments below.
6 comments Posted 27 Sep 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
The experience of growing up online will profoundly shape the workplace expectations of “Generation F” – the Facebook Generation. At a minimum, they’ll expect the social environment of work to reflect the social context of the web, rather than as is currently the case, a mid-20th-century Weberian... Read more
22 comments Posted 22 Sep 2010 by Gary Hamel Feed
Maybe some day we'll look back on the role of the manager in our organizations and laugh. Such a quaint trend. Kind of like having The Clapper in every room of your house, or wearing multiple Swatch watches, or working out to Richard Simmons videos. Each seemed really helpful at the time, but... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Aug 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
When Michael Young coined the word in 1958, he never thought that meritocracy would be idealized 50-some year later. Young's book, The Rise of the Meritocracy, was a satirical glimpse of what the future would look like if Britain continued down the road of ranking individuals with standardized... Read more
1 comment Posted 25 Aug 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
On Wednesday, September 1, opensource.com will be hosting a webcast with Stefan Lindegaard, one of the world's leading experts on open innovation.
0 comments Posted 25 Aug 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Community, collaboration, and meritocracy are a few of the principles of the open source way highlighted in the most recent McKinsey Quarterly report, “Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch.”
0 comments Posted 23 Aug 2010 by Jeff Mackanic (Red Hat) Feed

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