The Three Ways of Getting Things Done, Author: Gerard Fairtlough.
By Steve Denning – There are only three ways of getting things done effectively as an organization:
The book explains that “hierarchy is not necessary for discipline, for systematic ways of working, for inspiration or for leadership. The alternative to hierarchy is not chaos or anarchy. Only our powerful addiction to hierarchy, given to us by our genes and by our culture, leads us to believe this.” more> http://tinyurl.com/kjtk7ps
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Tagged Business improvement, Decision making, Government, Heterarchy, Hierarchy, Industrial economy, Leadership, Organization, Responsible autonomy
By George Packer – Although a hundred and forty-one million people bought things in stores or online, exceeding the 2012 figure by one per cent, they spent $1.7 billion less than they did last year. Why didn’t the new, extended Black Friday weekend achieve the desired results in consumer dollars?
One obvious solution is to pay them more—more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, more than the eight dollars an hour that a Walmart employee makes in base pay. Henry Ford paid his assembly-line workers five dollars a day, enough to buy a Ford car. Target could pay its “associates” enough to buy a sixty-inch flat-screen TV at Target. more> http://tinyurl.com/kcbu95t
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Life After Growth, Author: Tim Morgan.
By Alan Wheatley – China’s foreign exchange reserves today stand at an unfathomable $3.66 trillion. Tens of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty by the rise of China and other poor countries plugged into global supply chains.
Hedge-fund manager Stephen Jen, “If you are a laborer in the West, you have been hurt. It’s very clear. If you are a capitalist in the West, you have benefited immensely.”
“Globalization constituted a significant, long-lasting and positive productivity shock that should have been met with tighter rather than easier monetary policy,” Bill White, a former chief economist of the Bank for International Settlements said in a speech to Omfif, a London think tank. more> http://tinyurl.com/ofbq36v
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Tagged Bank for International Settlements, Business, Capital, Globalization, Government, Industrial economy, Jobs, Leadership, Organization, Super regions