Start 2020 With The Best Of Corporate Rebels 2019
Welcome back after the celebrations of Christmas and NYE. Welcome to a rebellious 2020. Welcome to a brand new decade: a decade full of corporate rebellion.
2020 promises to be another exciting year for the Corporate Rebels movement. It is only a month until the Corporate Rebels book launch!
Before delving into 2020’s brand new content, let's look back at the 5 most-read articles of 2019:
1. Advice From The CIA: How To Sabotage Your Workplace
2. What It's Like To Work The Spotify Way
3. How Real Leaders Melt The Iceberg Of Ignorance With Humility
4. The First Signs Of A Global Human Management Revolution
5. How To Organize A Large Company Without Middle Management
Enjoy reading! And please share your ‘best of last year's reading’ in the comments below.
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“It was like being with a parent that didn’t really want us”, says CEO of GE Appliances, Kevin Nolan. He explained: “The one hope everyone had was that Haier bought us because they wanted us, and we were curious to find out what that would mean”. 4 years later, we visited to find out how GEA was doing. Getting to talk to them was harder than we thought: “Our managers and executives are currently working on the assembly lines.” They are doing what!?
There are many examples of self-management on the Corporate Rebels Bucket List, all of which have very few layers of management, if any, and they are mostly highly successful. So this raises the question “If this is such a good way of organising work, why isn’t everyone doing it?”.
After writing up the business case of NER Group for our Online Academy, I read Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham's classic about their transformation of SRC Holdings, called 'The Great Game of Business'. I was struck by the similarities between the two.