Thursday, October 15, 2009

Gen F vs. Corporate Mentality

I think Gary Hamel has done a great job of  succinctly bringing forth principals that encourge knowledge sharing and genuine conversations within an organization.

Gary's 12 characteristics of work relevant online life are counter to what we generally see and experience in many (most?) organizations today:

  • HR departments run amuck - creating the grand parade of lifeless packaging, where every employee must be categorized, standardized, within a 'fair' range

  • Managers who reward behaviour that is counter to corporate "goals"

  • The status quo gets rewarded

  • Precieved "fairness" wins out over skill, aptitude, and working smarter

  • Value Networks exist but aren't recognised

  • Communication tends to be a one way street

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