The 1st liberated governmental organization: Belgian Ministry of Social Security

Can the liberated company philosophy work in governmental organizations? Aren’t public services an equivalent of bureaucracy and rigidity?

Of course, the Special Forces for a long time, and the Navy most recently (see David Marquet liberating a nuclear submarine) have proven that freedom and responsibility of initiative can work in governmental—military—units. But can it work in a ministry?

Watch this liberation story told by Frank Van Massenhove, head of the Belgian Ministry of Social Security, which went, since 2004, in a couple of years from worst to first—exactly as David Marquet’s submarine.



About Isaac Getz

Isaac Getz is an author, conference speaker, senior advisor and currently holds the post of Professor at ESCP Business School.

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