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Wiki Management: New Solutions for Managing at the Pace of Rapid Change

Recording Date: November 20, 2013
Price: Free

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New Model for Leading at the Speed of Change

Conventional management thought presumes that command-and-control is the most effective way to organize the efforts of large numbers of people, but rapid change and increasing complexity have rendered that model obsolete. 

As a result, most managers today lack the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a world where advantage belongs to the fast and the adaptable. However, there is a small but growing group of managers who are thriving in this time of great change by designing their organizations around the principles and practices of a new and very different model—Wiki Management.

The practitioners of this new model don’t build hierarchies; they build networks. That’s because in a postdigital world, networks are smarter and faster than hierarchies.

Examples of companies that are consciously focused on not building traditional bureaucratic hierarchies include Google, Zappos, Amazon, and Whole Foods. In addition, there are a handful of established companies that have embraced this paradigm shift such as Procter & Gamble, 3M, Johnson & Johnson, and IBM.

This webcast will explore how today’s most successful companies are using the power of networks to master the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

What You Will Learn

Using examples from well-known organizations as well as Rod Collins’s experience in leading a highly effective collaborative network inside a larger, more traditional organization, you will discover:
  • The 5 Disciplines of today’s most successful businesses
  • How to quickly aggregate and leverage your team’s collective intelligence
  • How to transition leaders from the role of “boss” to that of facilitator
  • How to prioritize “delighting customers” over pleasing bosses
  • How to achieve a shared and actionable understanding of the key drivers of business success

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Rod Collins is the Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors, a national management consulting firm. Collins works with forward-thinking executives leverage the power of innovation and collaboration to drive extraordinary performance and to master the challenges of a world reshaped by the sudden and unprecedented combination of accelerating change and escalating complexity. He is the former Chief Operating Executive of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, one of the nation's largest and most successful business alliances, which today has over $28 billion in annual revenues. Under his leadership, the business experienced its greatest five-year growth period in its 52-year history, as year after year, it set new records for operational and financial performance.

Collins is also the author of Leadership in a Wiki World, which won the 2011 EVVY book award for Business/Finance. His latest book is Wiki Management, published by AMACOM. For more information, visit: www.wikimanagementbook.com


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