Matt K. Parker, author and engineering leader formerly at Pivotal Labs, profiled 13 collaborative work cultures in his book A Radical Enterprise. They're devolving control to employees and rethinking traditional organizational structures to give teams unprecedented levels of freedom. Not surprisingly, they're more successful than their peers.
Listen and learn:
- What is a radical enterprise and what is radical collaboration?
- Why do employees do better work when they have freedom to define their own rules?
- What are the benefits of embracing the concepts of self-organizing and self-managing teams?
- Why do traditional performance management techniques like annual reviews create implicit threats in the workplace that demotivate employees?
- What does it mean to make every employee "a company of one"?
- Why, according to Deming, "a bad system will beat a good employee every time."
References in this episode:
- Matt's website and a link to his Slack community
- A Radical Enterpise published by IT Revolution
- Gary Bolles on AI and the Future of Work
- Jason Corsello from Acadian Ventures on AI and the Future of Work
- Turn the Ship Around by L. David Marquet