Gary Hamel: Reinventing the Technology of Human Accomplishment


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Watch Gary Hamel, celebrated management thinker and author and co-founder of the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), make the case for reinventing management for the 21st century. In this fast-paced, idea-packed, 15-minute video essay, Hamel paints a vivid picture of what it means to build organizations that are fundamentally fit for the future—resilient, inventive, inspiring and accountable.

"Modern” management is one of humanity’s most important inventions, Hamel argues. But it was developed more than a century ago to maximize standardization, specialization, hierarchy, control, and shareholder interests. While that model delivered an immense contribution to global prosperity, the values driving our most powerful institutions are fundamentally at odds with those of this age—zero-sum thinking, profit-obsession, power, conformance, control, hierarchy, and obedience don’t stand a chance against community, interdependence, freedom, flexibility, transparency, meritocracy, and self-determination. It’s time to radically rethink how we mobilize people and organize resources to productive ends.

This video is an excerpt from the University of Phoenix Distinguished Guest Video Lecture Series and was originally posted at The MIX.

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craigharffey's picture
Open Source Evangelist

Stream appears broken...

mackanic's picture
Open Source Sensei

Hi Craig:
Thanks for the feedback - sorry about the broken stream. The stream should be working now.

craigharffey's picture
Open Source Evangelist

excellent. Have booked in twenty minutes to watch tonight!