Radical management is a revolutionary set of ideas, turning traditional management upside down and inside out. On the eve of publication of my new book, how are organizations responding to it?
Overall, the picture is strikingly positive.
This last week, at a knowledge management conference focused on the Department of Defense and its contractors, the response was really quite overwhelmingly positive. It seemed that for people in knowledge management, radical management both explained the problems they were having and showed the way forward to solving them.
What does it add up to? Overall, those organizations or spheres of activity which perceive themselves as operating in sectors that are in tumult or subject to pressure to deliver more with less are open to and ready for radical management. Today, that is the case for most organizations in both the private and public sectors.
Radical management will have a slower trajectory in organizations that are complacently milking their cash cows without much thought for the future. It is however only a matter of time before the winds of change start blowing even for these firms and the stable cash flow dries up. The customers of these firms are not as complacent and rule-bound as these firms think they are. These days, safe havens don't last long.
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