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The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style, and Your Life

Thomas W. Malone

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ISBN 10: 1591391253 / ISBN 13: 9781591391258
Published by Harvard Business Review Press
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Title: The Future of Work: How the New Order of ...

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

Binding: Hardback

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For more than a decade, business thinkers have theorized about how technology will change the shape of organizations. In this landmark book, renowned organizational theorist Thomas Malone, codirector of MIT's "Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century" initiative, provides the first credible model for actually designing the company of the future. Based on 20 years of groundbreaking research, The Future of Work foresees a workplace revolution that will dramatically change organizational structures and the roles employees play in them. Technological and economic forces make "command and control" management increasingly less useful. In its place will be a more flexible "coordinate and cultivate" approach that will spawn new types of decentralized organizations—from internal markets to democracies to loose hierarchies. These future structures will reap the scale and knowledge efficiencies of large organizations while enabling the freedom, flexibility, and human values that drive smaller firms. This book explores the skills managers will need in a workplace in which the power to decide belongs to everyone.

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Malone's book is even more relevant today with the rise of Web 2.0 marketing tools. --Business Strategy Review, Autumn 2010

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