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The Future of Management
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Gary Hamel with Bill Breen

Harvard Business School Press
Boston, Massachusetts

ISBN-13: 978-1-4221-2509-0

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This chapter was originally published as chapter 1 of The Future
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What new and unorthodox management practices will distinguish the vanguard from the old guard?
What will managers in bellwether organizations be doing, or not doing, that would surprise today’s business leaders? What will be different about the way companies manage talent, allocate resources, develop strategy, and measure performance?
In other words, can you imagine dramatic changes in the way human effort is mobilized and organized in the years to come? Can you envision radical and far-reaching changes in the way managers manage?
Don’t be dismayed if the answer is “no.” Given how little the practice of management has changed over the past several decades, it’s hardly surprising that most people have a hard time imagining how management might be reinvented in the decades to come.

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Why Management Innovation Matters

Management—
A Maturing Technology

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op yo hen compared with the momentous changes we’ve witnessed over the past half century in technology, lifestyles, and geopolitics, the practice of management seems to have evolved at a snail’s pace. While a suddenly resurrected 1960s-era CEO would undoubtedly be amazed by the flexibility of

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