What’s the best kind of management? Less of it. That may sound odd, but it happens to be the mantra of Google HR guru Laszlo Bock. Bock’s theory is that managers need to share leadership and inspire teams to succeed. In other words, they need to stop being managers. If it works for Google, it can work for you.
- Google’s management modus operandi involves restructuring authority.
- Leadership is less a function of specific “bosses” and autonomous decisions arise from team units.
- When important decisions arise from a democratic consensus, every worker is empowered to develop their unique leadership and innovative skills.
“Google goes pretty far to ensure the high-freedom culture they’re known for by stripping away standard tools on which managers most rely.”