Source: Gary Hamel, Harvard Business Review, Vol. 89 no. 12, December 2011
Management is the least efficient activity in your organization.
Think of the countless hours that team leaders, department heads, and vice presidents devote to supervising the work of others. Most managers are hardworking; the problem doesn’t lie with them. The inefficiency stems from a top-heavy management model that is both cumbersome and costly.
– Fire All the Managers (audio)
Source: HBR Ideacast, November 17, 2011
– Fire All the Managers
Source: John M. Kamensky, IBM Center for The Business of Government, December 6, 2011