Radical Management - Innovative Practices at the work place

This talk draws extensively from the book "The Leader's Guide to Radical Management" by Stephen Denning.   This presention talks about the problems faced in  Traditional Management with respect to its purpose, how work is structured and organized, transparency and communication.  

It then describes the 5 big shifts in the way we work - by delighting clients, changing role of the manager from a controller to enabler,  how work is coordinated from a bureaucratic method to Dynamic Linking, from a single economic value (making money to shareholders) to a set of values (radical transparency and continuous improvement) and finally the shift from a command and control way of communication to a communication where conversation plays a key role.

A few innovative practices (Menlo Way) as practised by Menlo Innovations will be discussed - with emphasis on certain aspects  such as Open workspaces, Extreme Hiring, and Pairing - which has made Menlo a joyful place to work.   



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Outline/structure of the Session

Problems of Traditional Management

What is Radical Management

Major shifts from Traditional management to Radical Management with respect to customer delight, role for managers, the way work is coordinated and the way we communicate.

3 innovative practices at Menlo Innovations Extreme Hiring, Open workspaces, Pairing are covered. 

Learning Outcome

Understand how practices of Radical Management such as self organized teams, client driven iterations, communication through conversations would   transform the way we work.  Also how some of the practices followed by Menlo Innovations, which are truly innovative,  could be tried out in our workplaces.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Coaches, Team members, Project Managers

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  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Srinath,

    Thanks for your proposal. We believe most people attending this conference, already understand the theory and concepts. People are more interested in your specific case study of how you've used this approach in your work, what real challenges you've faced and how you overcame them while trying this approach in a real organisation.

    Can you update the proposal accordingly?

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