In an earlier post we mentioned a young French video producer who created a cartoon to explain what a liberated company is. The English subtitles are now fully integreated.
We have already wrote on this blog that military doesn’t have to mean command-and-control and that it started in the 19th century. Yet examples of military organizations with freedom- and responsibility-based environments are still rare. Marines and Special … Continue reading US Navy captain David Marquet liberates his submarine and moves it from the US worst to first
Who’s the Boss? There Isn’t One By Rachel Emma Silverman June 19, 2012 BLOG’S INTRO: A recent article on a freedom-based company we know—Gore—and a more recent company—Valve. It’s always interesting to learn about new … Continue reading A new and an old manager-free companies
Doing Away With Stupid Rules By LISA BODELL Wall Street Journal, Small Business, July 31, 2012 BLOG’S INTRO: The 1st step of your company’s liberation campaign is dismantling bureaucracy. And you do it to show … Continue reading Ridding of Rules — a small, useful step to freedom
Here is an interesting op-ed “A more inclusive fabric” by the New York Times editorialist Roger Cohen from March 11, 2012. It seems that courtesy and civility can guide people behavior not only in some companies … Continue reading Courtesy not authority to guide people in London
Self-Management and the Holy Grail by Paul Green We like this Paul Green’s article he published in Morning Star Self-Management Institute’s Synaptein newsletter (Winter 2011). Here are few excerpts: Competitive advantage is generally defined as … Continue reading The Self-Management Institute says freedom constitutes the lasting competitive advantage
What happened to Google’s management model We were always doubtful about Google’s claims to be a company based on freedom and responsibility of everyone. Because of this doubt we didn’t go to observe it (though … Continue reading Was Google a Freedom Inc?
The Art of Action or on the superiority of the “why” organizations over the “how” ones by Stephen Bungay Since the Industrial Revolution, it has been claimed that the command-and-control approach to running a business … Continue reading Command-and-control doesn’t work in military—since the mid 19th century
A Physicist Solves the City by Johan Lehrer DECEMBER 17, 2010 Earlier, we wrote that 99 percent of large US firms do not survive for 40 years without having been either bankrupt or acquired as … Continue reading A Physicist Solves the Fleeting Life of Businesses
A book and a company who make businesses relaxed and happy This is a very short 70-page book. But it tells a journey traveled by an unbelieving businessman from an outright stress to an ultimate … Continue reading Summer musings: How to really relax on holidays — and after