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Can You Make Your Workplace More Human?

Can Your Workplace Become More Human?

Podcast with Gary Hamel

DELIVERED BY The Leaders Lab

Gary Hamel is a longtime faculty member of the London Business School. Gary has authored 20 articles for the Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal ranked him as the world’s most influential business thinkers, while the Financial Times labeled him a management innovator without fear. As a consultant, Gary has helped dozens of the world’s most respected companies increase their capacity for innovation and strategic renewal. He is a regular speaker at the world’s most prestigious conferences and events, and a fellow of the strategic management society.

Together with Michele Zanini, Gary is co-founder of the Management Lab, an organization that builds technology and tools to support breakthrough management innovation. Gary is also the author of five books, including The Future of Management, which was named Amazon’s Business Book of the Year, and his latest book, Humanocracy, which will be available in August. And I’m looking forward to exploring that with Gary today.

In this week’s episode, we explore how traditional models of organizing in workplaces stifle innovation and creativity. Gary helps us understand what we can do to fuel collaboration, resilience, and leadership in our workplaces.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:15] – Gary explains how we can recognize ways in which bureaucracy stifles creativity and innovation in our own organizations and contexts.
  • [07:48] – Gary describes what human-centric principles can look like in organizations.
  • [10:21] – Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Ownership.
  • [11:12] – Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Meritocracy.
  • [12:28] – Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Markets.
  • [13:58] – Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Community.
  • [16:05] – Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Openness.
  • [18:01] – Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Experimentation.
  • [19:56] – Gary explains the Humanocracy principle of Paradox.
  • [23:24] – Gary suggests how we can start to help our own workplaces become more human-centered.
  • [26:43] – Gary provides caveats and cautions as we help to create more humanocratic workplaces.
  • [28:55] – Gary completes the Lightning Round.

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