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  LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT.

Selected by Zeeshan Ahmed Khan
Oct 24 - 30, 2005

AUTONOMY IN KNOWLEDGE WORK

Knowledge work requires both autonomy and accountability

Demanding of knowledge workers that they define their own task and its results is necessary because knowledge workers must be autonomous. As knowledge varies among different people, even in the same field, each knowledge worker carries his or her own unique set of knowledge. With this specialized, unique knowledge, each worker should know more about his or her specific area than anyone else in the organization. Indeed, knowledge worker must know more about their areas than any one else; they are paid to be knowledgeable in their fields. What this means is that once each knowledge worker has defined his or her own task and once the work has been appropriately restructured, each worker should be expected to work out his or her own course and to take responsibility for it. Knowledge workers should be asked to think through their own work plans and then to submit them. What am I going to focus on? What results can be expected for which I should be held accountable? By what deadline? Knowledge work requires both autonomy and accountability.

ACTION POINT: Write a work plan that includes your focus, desired results, and deadline. Submit it to your boss.

MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

THE NEW CORPORATION'S PERSONA

In the next society's corporation, top management will be the company. Everything else can be outsourced

Increasingly, in the next society's corporation, top management will, in fact, be the company. This top management's responsibilities will cover the entire organization's direction, planning, strategy, values, and principles; its structure and relationships between its various members; its alliances, partnerships, and joint ventures; and its research, design, and innovation.

Establishing a new corporate persona calls for a change in the corporation's values. And that may well be the most important task for top management. In the half century after the Second World War, the Business Corporation has brilliantly proven itself as an economic organization, as a creator of wealth and jobs. In the Next Society, the biggest challenge for the large company and especially for the multinational may be its social legitimacy- its values, its mission, its vision. Everything else can be outsourced.

ACTION POINT: focus on your organization's values, mission, and vision, and consider outsourcing everything else.

Managing in the Next Society.

BUSINESS WISDOM

"If you go over budget, you have to start asking people for money and that means they have a right to opinion about what you are shooting. You have to be financially responsible or your independence gets taken away."

JODIE FOSTER, American film producer, director and actor.

"He who treads softly goes far."

CHINESE PROVERB.

"Leadership is all about taking. Followers take orders, leaders take charge."

ANON

"A fear of having to admit having been wrong or of making a mistake should not be impediment to taking salvaging, corrective action. If more entrepreneurs and private company investors or angels... were to invest using more consideration and therefore more slowly, and exit from declining situations more quickly, they would die richer."

ARTHUR LIPPER III, American businessman.

"A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in bundle."

JAPANESE PROVERB

"To keep your customers, keep your promises."

ANON

"When absolute superiority is not attainable, you must produce a relative one at the decisive point by making use of what you have."

CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ(1780-1831), Prussian general and Strategist.

"If you would be powerful, pretend to be powerful."

HORNE TOOKE, British politician and writer.

"You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate."

ANON

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time"

ANDRE GIDE, French novelist, editor, critic, translator and essayist.

"People are resources, not your products or equipment. Taking care of people's need is the key to productivity."

ROGER MEADE, American information system developer and CEO of Scitor Corp.

"Winners and losers in the 21st century will be defined not so much by technological wizardry but by the simple ability of technology to disseminate information where and when it is needed.

JOHN NAISBIT, American social forecaster, visiting professor, speaker and author.

 
 

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