The only sustainable advantage in our hypercompetitive marketplace is the ability to learn and adapt faster than everyone else. Companies that cling to management practices of a bygone era continue to fade away. They desperately need managers who empower people to seek out learning at a moment’s notice.
Minds at Work can help you be that manager. This book captures the role managers play in the knowledge economy—where uninhibited, on-demand learning inspires employees to achieve higher levels of performance. Authors David Grebow and Stephen J. Gill describe how managers can move from a traditional “command and control” position to become advocates of communication and collaboration. They share what happens when managers help their direct reports grow as people and use technology to pull the learning they need when they need it.
Minds at Work illustrates this shift to a learning community with success stories from forward-looking companies. With this better way to manage, these companies have unearthed those “aha!” moments as the dots connect after continuous problem solving, trial and error, and innovation. Each has redefined norms, made knowledge sharing flat, and created a workplace culture built to last.
Use this book to embrace learning anytime, anywhere. Nurture the minds at work, and you’ll win the hearts of your organization.
Table of contents
- Title Page
- 1 Why Management Needs to Change
- 2 The Benefits of Managing Minds
- 3 Communicating and Collaborating
- 4 Pushing and Pulling
- 5 Continuous Learning
- 6 Policies and Workspaces
- 7 Making the Shift
- 8 Workplaces of Tomorrow
- Afterword: The Pain and Hope of the Great Dislocation
- Appendix 1: Managing Minds DNA Assessment
- Appendix 2: Organization Learning Maturity Scale
- About the Authors
- Back Cover
- Title: Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy
- Release date: December 2017
- Publisher(s): Association for Talent Development
- ISBN: 9781562866839
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