Introducing my new book, Humanocracy

I've spent the last 5+ years writing a book on creating good jobs and resilient organizations. Here's a quick summary and overview

Introducing my new book, Humanocracy

In the age of upheaval, top-down power structures and rule-choked management systems are a liability. They crush creativity and stifle initiative. As leaders, employees, investors and citizens, we deserve better. We need organizations that are bold, entrepreneurial and as nimble as change itself.  This is why Gary Hamel and I wrote this book.

With  Humanocracy, we make a data-driven argument for excising bureaucracy and replacing it with something better. We draw on more than a decade of research and in-depth example to lay out a detailed blueprint for creating organizations that are as inspired and ingenious as the human beings inside them.

The book has five main  building blocks:


Rallying colleagues to the challenge of busting bureaucracy


Leveraging the experience of organizations that have profitably challenged the bureaucratic status quo


Escaping the industrial age thinking that frustrates progress


Activating a pro-change coalition to hack outmoded management systems and processes


Embedding the principles of humanocracy—ownership, experimentation, meritocracy, markets, openness, community and paradox—in your organization’s DNA.

If you’ve finally run out of patience with bureaucratic bullshit…

If you want to build an organization that can out-run change…

If you’re committed to giving every team member the chance to learn, grow and contribute…

…then you're the kind of person we had in mind for this book!

Whatever your role or title, we hope Humanocracy will show you how to launch an unstoppable movement to equip and empower everyone in your organization to be their best and to do their best. The ultimate prize: an organization that’s fit for the future and fit for human beings.

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