The Busting Bureaucracy Hackathon

Phase 2: IMAGINING ALTERNATIVES TO THE BUREAUCRATIC MODEL

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gary-hamel's picture

If you had lived your entire life in a land where peas and potatoes were the only vegetables, you’d have a hard time imagining avocados and artichokes.  Likewise, when every organization you’ve ever come across is bureaucratic at its core, it’s hard to imagine a large-scale institution that is resolutely...

By Gary Hamel on April 25, 2014
jim-stikeleather's picture

What would your organization look like and how would it operate if you had no recourse to a legal system? For one, it would mean no enforceable contracts with customers, suppliers or even employees.

By Jim Stikeleather on April 16, 2014
chris-grams's picture

During the Phase 1 of the Busting Bureaucracy hackathon, we asked you to share your take on how bureaucracy stifles your organization’s ability to adapt, innovate, and truly engage its people. More than 40 of you shared observations, and several contributions generated interesting discussion threads amongst hackathon team members as well....

By Chris Grams on April 8, 2014
gary-hamel's picture

The organizations that survive the future will be those that are capable of changing as fast as change itself.

By Gary Hamel on March 25, 2014
jim-stikeleather's picture

Bureaucracy is not a bad thing. As Gary Hamel points out in his blog on Fortune, “bureaucracy was a major advance in solving the problem of efficiency at scale.

By Jim Stikeleather on March 25, 2014
gary-hamel's picture

Over the past twenty years, nothing has transformed business as thoroughly or as frequently as information technology.

By Gary Hamel on March 9, 2014
chris-grams's picture

Welcome to the first joint Dell -MIX Hackathon focused on Busting Bureaucracy. My name is Chris Grams, and I am the Community Guide for the Management Innovation Exchange, or MIX. Over the coming months, I will be one the people leading you through this exciting initiative....

By Chris Grams on March 9, 2014