Author Mathieu Weggeman
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Managing professionals? Don't! / Mathieu Weggeman / Warden Press (2014)
Managing professionals? Don't! : How to step back to go forward : A Continental European perspective [printed text] / Mathieu Weggeman, Author ; Cees Hoedemakers, Author . - Warden Press, 2014 . - 189 p. : ill., ; 22 cm.
ISBN : 978-94-92004-01-7 : 20,00
Languages : English (eng)
HF 5549.17 Personnel management. Employment management. - Handbooks, manuals, etc. Personnel procedures manuals
Leadership ; Organization and Administration ; Organizational effectiveness ; Organizational Innovation ; Personnel Management
Abstract: The powerhouses of companies today are increasingly made up of professionals, knowledge workers. The number of companies that would describe themselves as knowledge-intensive is increasing - think of R&D labs, hi-tech, IT, media, business support, health and educational organizations. Managers tend to think that these new organizations and their staff can be managed like before. But to doing so creates more problems than it might solves. Professionals are for the most part intrinsically motivated and do not need to be managed. They have studied for years to be able to do their job. Frustrating their enthusiasm by steering and controlling them restricts them from performing to the best of their ability. In such organization, avoiding templates, meaningless report writing, and restrictive rules and procedures, will lead to much greater productivity and higher quality of work. Professionals should be trusted in advance and given room to exercise their discipline at a state of the art level.
This book is about the new "servant leadership": the kind of leadership required for these companies. It explains the characteristics and peculiarities of professionals in the workplace. It emphasizes that their most important production factor is their knowledge, and their most difficult task is innovation.
The role of the manager is to create the environment in which both of these traits can flourish, and thus help professional organizations achieve their collective ambitions.
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