Register now to join us Thursday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. ET for “Building a Better Boss,” an Open Your World webcast with Bob Sutton and Polly LaBarre. Bob Sutton, renowned thinker and Stanford professor, will join MIX editorial director Polly LaBarre in a bracing conversation about what it means to be... Read more
2 comments Posted 2 Dec 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) 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 a reality.... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Nov 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
In the years ahead, any leader who hopes to have followers will need to carefully examine the foundations of their own authority. Why? Because we live in a world where the effectiveness of positional power is rapidly diminishing—at least outside of prisons and elementary schools. Thanks to Enron,... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2010 by Gary Hamel Feed
On occasion I get the opportunity to speak publicly about some of the things I've learned over the years applying the open source way in organizations.
8 comments Posted 27 Sep 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
A trio of recent Harvard Business Review blog posts all center around a common theme: what does it take to be a successful business leader and manager in the 21st century? What traits and characteristics should this new generation of business leader possess?
3 comments Posted 1 Sep 2010 by John Adams (Red Hat) 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
I've been toying around with a new hypothesis. Here it is: Formality in business is dying. Now I am not talking about Blue Jeans Friday and Bring Your Pet to Work Day all of the sudden cropping up everywhere. I've seen very formally-run businesses where people showed up in jeans with their dogs or... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Jul 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Of all of the people talking or writing about the future of business right now, no one has more street cred than Gary Hamel.
4 comments Posted 20 Jul 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
The world of work has changed, but in many ways the model of motivation hasn’t. Are the traditional rewards of today’s organizations up to the challenge of motivating people to complete creative, complex tasks in creative ways? And can the open source way offer inspiration?
1 comment Posted 9 Apr 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed