Corporate Rebels for Non-profits
I am very interested in what Corporate Rebels are doing and I have founded and been running a free youth technology and leadership non-profit club for 6 years in CA in the US. We are a all volunteer-run organization that offers free learning opportunities to youth, grades K-12. We have a flat organization; everyone is equal, and I have been trying to encourage formation of self-managing teams and move towards self-governance. Any resources or advice for motivating a volunteer workforce who can walk at any time that is lead by influence without money, authority, title, or budget?
Ford's management model became the most influential one in the early 20th century. It embraced the possibilities enabled by the assembly line. This was followed by the General Motors' model (i.e. the multidivisional firm), and later by Toyota's model (i.e. Lean). More recently, electronic technologies (like computers and the Internet) have enabled the rise of the global 'Agile movement' with Spotify's model as the poster child. But now, with more and more IoT technologies, what will become the most influential management model of the future?
Maria Popova writes, “The history of the world is the history of telling others who and what we are—from tribal markings to national flags to family crests to pronoun-specifying email signatures.” How we choose to tell our stories—and what artifacts we choose to highlight—alters the way we hear our past, experience our present, and create our future.
Just over 5 years ago we quit our corporate jobs to start Corporate Rebels. Our mission was simple: to make work more fun. And it hasn’t changed. Five years later, it’s fair to ask: "Where do we now stand in the workplace revolution"?