Global Management Warming Starts in Switzerland

At the Stoos Gathering we will discuss how to accelerate change in management and organizational transformation.

W. Edwards Deming wrote decades ago that bonuses are bad for business. But most managers around the world are still using them.

Peter F. Drucker said ages ago that knowledge workers cannot be subordinates of managers. But managers still pretend they are superiors.

Research tells us again and again that performance appraisals don’t work. But many managers keep relying on them as their primary evaluation technique.


Why is management so cold?

Why is management changing so slowly?

Agile has revolutionized software development around the world in a matter of 10 years. Granted, we’re not done yet. But we’ve made significant progress.

However, it seems the Arctic Ocean will have melted before we see traditional management being replaced with a new paradigm. The rate at which it happens now is certainly not the same rate as the adoption of Scrum and Kanban.

Is it too slow? Yes!!

Can we heat it up? Well, let’s talk about that…

The Stoos Gathering

StoosSteve Denning (Radical Management), Jurgen Appelo (Management 3.0), Franz Röösli (The Leader’s Dilemma) and Peter Stevens (Scrum Breakfast) are bringing together a group of 20 thought leaders idea farmers from around the world in Agile & Lean leadership. It will be a 2-day gathering in Stoos Switzerland on January 6-7, 2012. Our goal is to discuss how to accelerate the transformation of management around the world.

“We are looking to energize organizations in ways that make them better for the organizations themselves, better for the people doing the work, better for those for whom the work is being done, and better for society as a whole. And we want to understand how we can speed it up!”

Ideas for improving organizations have been around for decades. And yet, very little has happened. Change in business management is happening at a glacier pace. Can we help accelerate the transformation of the way organizations are run? Can we heat things up? Is there something that everyone can subscribe to and that will energize the movement for global change?

Probably not another manifesto.

Certainly not another alliance!

But something else?

Help us prepare!

AvalancheWe are looking for your thoughts on how to energize and catalyze a global movement for organizational transformation. We recognize that all thought leaders idea farmers have their own brands and flavors of management, but at the same time we see all our efforts as part of something larger.

Something global.

Something warmer.

Can you help us?

Please give us your input, in LESS THAN 100 WORDS, here on my blog, or on Steve’s blog, or on Peter’s blog, or via email. We will make sure your information is prominently radiated during the discussions in Stoos. Help us to stimulate our brains and contribute to a positive outcome of the Stoos Gathering.

Let’s generate some global management warming!

We will keep you informed…

p.s. There is no need to ask for invitations. The list of committed attendees will be published soon.

(Photos: Erik AbderhaldenJoeri Cornille, Paul Downey)

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