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The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style and Your Life

The Future of Work:How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style and Your Life

Thomas W. Malone

Summarized June 2004

Type: [SUMMARY]

SKU: 6042

ISBN: 1591391253

Price: $12.50

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Imagine organizations in which bosses give employees enormous freedom to decide what to do and when to do it. Imagine that workers are allowed to elect their own bosses, and vote directly on company decisions. Imagine organizations in which most workers aren‘t employees at all, but electronically connected freelancers living wherever they want to. And imagine that all this freedom in business lets people get more out of whatever they really want in life - more interesting work, the chance to help others, or time with their families.

In The Future of Work, renowned organizational theorist Thomas W. Malone, co-director of MIT‘s landmark initiative, “Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century,” shows where these breakthroughs are already happening today and how they can happen in your company.

Malone argues that a convergence of technological and economic factors, particularly the swiftly falling cost of communication, is enabling a change in business as profound as the shift to democracy in governments.

For the first time in history, it will be possible to have the best of both worlds: the economic and scale efficiencies of large organizations, and the human benefits of small ones, including freedom, motivation, and flexibility.

Based on 20 years of groundbreaking research, The Future of Work provides compelling models for actually designing the “company of the future.”

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