The 20th century saw the success of Scientific Management where ‘management’ of the work process was separated from the worker and the work itself. It became the manager’s role to determine, organise and supervise the worker and their productivity.
Given we now live and work in the ‘information age’, do these principles still hold? Should we now be embracing a new philosophy of knowledge worker engagement where they determine, organise and supervise their own tasks, outcomes and productivity?
This headline topic can be explored further by reading David Broadhead’s Article in the CMI Central & West Yorkshire Branch Newsletter.
The 20th century doctrines of work study, job design, transformational leader development, cultural change programmes, project management, target setting, SMART objectives, performance management and short termism seem to have failed us. Maybe its now time for a new approach?
We believe that society and organisations need a new leadership and managerial mindset based around personal responsibility and enterprise. This is something we refer to as ‘Intrapreneurship’ and all our programmes are designed around this framework.
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