The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style, and Your Life

By Thomas W Malone
For more than a decade, business thinkers have theorized about how technology will change the shape of organizations. In this landmark book, renowned organizational theorist Thomas Malone, codirector of MIT's "Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century" initiative, provides the first credible model for actually designing the company of the future. Based on 20 years of groundbreaking research, "The Future of Work" foresees a workplace revolution that will dramatically change organizational structures and the roles employees play in them. Technological and economic forces make "command and control" management increasingly less useful. In its place will be a more flexible "coordinate and cultivate" approach that will spawn new types of decentralized organizationsfrom internal markets to democracies to loose hierarchies. These future structures will reap the scale and knowledge efficiencies of large organizations while enabling the freedom, flexibility, and human values that drive smaller firms. This book explores the skills managers will need in a workplace in which the power to decide belongs to everyone."


NEWS & OPINION: Tomorrow: Bosses' Day

Posted October 15, 2007, 3:39 PM with category of Leadership & Strategy
Tomorrow's Bosses' Day. The level of enthusiasm for this Hallmark holiday varies from employee to employee -- I know folks who go so far as to buy their boss custom gift baskets to those who begrudgingly buy the boss a card from the corner store. Whatever your level of enthusiasm, the core of the day's mission is admirable -- that of showing appreciation. Read more


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Publisher Harvard Business School Press
Publish date 04/02/2004
Pages 240
ISBN-13 9781591391258
ISBN-10 1591391253
Language English