The main challenge though remains as to whether traditional management, and all businesses for that matter, would be willing to let go that command-and-control attitude and, instead, allow their own employees to become those new leaders of today’s interconnected, distributed corporate world. I am sure most folks, at this point in time, would probably be thinking about the risks involved and how to managed them. Me, instead, would be thinking about the huge potential of how social computing is helping define the future of the workplace by co-sharing plenty of that leadership responsibility with people, who were hired for being, and acting, as professionals in the first place. I think it’s time for the corporate world to grow up and start treating their various generations at work as who they really are: people. The Social Web.
Very interesting take by my IBM buddy elsua Luis Suarez on future of Management, future of the workplace, future of work and the end of command-and-control? For sure this posting with the YouTube-video „How Will You Manage?“ (Put together by Kronos) is worth to read and to discuss. We will use it as an impulse for the upcoming German Lotus JamCamp #LJC. I will post it in the LJC community on ibm.com. Here is the video: