Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them
The author Gary Hamel is a management guru and his recent book Humanocracy is a great case against bureaucracy. The meaning of Humanocracy is to build a human-centric organization. The author has mentioned some interesting experiments that are being done with management philosophies. Based on these principles, organizations can be lead to become human-centric. These principles also address these shackles that bureaucracy has on organizations.
The book addresses the pitfalls of bureaucracy and also mentions why we should move away from management philosophies. It stresses why organizations should get ready for the information age in which human capital is significant.
These companies have found their niche in operating and managing their businesses. The authors break down business operations and the business culture for us. The book also talks about the principles of building a human-centric organization. They detail out these principles as the Power of Ownership, Power of Markets, Power of Meritocracy, Power of Community, Power of Openness, Power of Experimentation, and Power of Paradox.
The book is an easy read with concrete examples and gives enough explanation on interesting details.