A guide to how organizations must change management practices to boost agility within new business models based around the idea of "sharing."
Uber, Airbnb, Skype, Alibaba, Google, Netflix, and WeChat (China's answer to Whatsapp) are all based on the sharing of information, assets, and human capital, and a new and dynamic economy is already emerging.
Share presents a new opportunity for corporations to reinvent management practices to boost agility in an environment of "sharing." This book will help companies to thrive through the reshaping of their standard models of hierarchy, power and bureaucracy, and the assumed rules of engagement, offering a holistic approach to change, with practical techniques, examples, and case studies drawn from the authors' experience in helping companies to gain competitive advantage.
Traditional consumer and industrial models of western capitalism are having to adapt to the "sharing" concept, but few traditional organizations seem to understand the implications of the "share" mindset for how they operate and compete. The workforce of the future is growing up in a networked age with completely different attitudes towards "sharing," and want flexibility and greater control over their lives--where and how they work, and what and how they buy.
Chris Yates is the General Manager of Learning & Development at Microsoft and is based in Seattle. Previously he was the Chief Learning Officer and Head of People and Organizational Development for Caterpillar Inc. and has served in senior roles at HSBC and American Express. He specializes in organizational design, leadership development and the management of large-scale change initiatives. Along with Pooja Sachdev, he was the co-author of Rewire.
Jingfang Cai is the Global Head of Learning and Talent Development at Aon. She has decades of experience in HR strategy, organisational development and change management through a range of roles in the UK (HSBC and Diageo), US (State Farm) and Asia (Hay Group and McKinsey). Born in Shanghai and a Chinese native, Jingfang completed an MBA at London Business School and is now based in Chicago.
“In Share, Chris Yates and Linda Jingfang Cai draw upon a fascinating blend of distinct experiences, cultures and backgrounds to develop a fresh insight into organisational structure and HR. It's a powerful, practical and very interesting read.” —Kent Price, Chief HR Officer at Center for Creative Leadership
“Share is the perfect title for a book that shares so many fascinating insights. It is ambitious and audacious, placing empathy at the heart of change. The authors combine their extensive professional and personal experiences to conjure up a roadmap for change. Innovative and impressive, a must read for all change agents!” —Simon Western, CEO and Founder, Analytic Network Coaching