A Radical Enterprise: Pioneering the Future of High-Performing Organizations

A Radical Enterprise: Pioneering the Future of High-Performing Organizations

by Matt K. Parker
A Radical Enterprise: Pioneering the Future of High-Performing Organizations

A Radical Enterprise: Pioneering the Future of High-Performing Organizations

by Matt K. Parker


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The fastest growing and most competitive organizations in the world have no bureaucracies, no bosses, and no bullshit. The tomato sauce in your pantry. The raincoat in your closet. The smart TV hanging in your living room. What do all of these products have in common? Chances are they were created by organizations where colleagues self-allocate into teams based on intrinsic motivation. Where individuals self-manage their commitments to each other without the coercion of managers. And where teams launch new products and ventures on the market without the control of leaders. These organizations represent a new, radically collaborative breed of corporation. Recently doubling in number and already comprising 8% of corporations around the world, scientists and researchers have discovered that radically collaborative organizations are more competitive on practically every meaningful financial measure. They enjoy higher market share, higher innovation, and higher customer satisfaction than their traditional corporate competitors—and they also enjoy higher engagement, loyalty, and motivation from their employees. In this groundbreaking book, technology thought leader and organizational architect Matt K. Parker breaks down the counterintuitive principles and practices that radically collaborative organizations thrive on. By combining the latest insights from organizational science, sociology, and psychology, he illuminates four imperatives that all radically collaborative organizations must embrace in order to succeed: team autonomy, managerial devolution, deficiency gratification, and candid vulnerability. Millions of workers around the world are collapsing under the weight of command-and-control culture. The crisis has reached its breaking point. Now is the time to embrace radical change. Discover the revolutionary shift to partnership and equality and the economic superiority that follows with A Radical Enterprise.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950508006
Publisher: IT Revolution Press
Publication date: 02/22/2022
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,071,598
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Matt K. Parker is a writer, speaker, researcher, and third-generation programmer. Over the last two decades, he's played a variety of roles inside the software industry, including developer, manager, director, and global head of engineering. He has specialized in hyper-iterative software practices for the last decade, and is currently researching the experience in consciousness of radically collaborative software makers. He lives in a small village in Connecticut with his wife and three children. You can contact him by visiting http://www.mattkparker.com.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 The Four Imperatives of Radical Collaboration 1

Chapter 2 Imperative #1: Team Autonomy 15

Chapter 3 Imperative #2: Managerial Devolution 43

Chapter 4 Imperative #2 Continued: The Devolution of Compensation 75

Chapter 5 Imperative #3: Deficiency Gratification 95

Chapter 6 Imperative #4: Candid Vulnerability 109

Conclusion A Radical Enterprise 125

Acknowledgments 135

Radically Collaborative Pioneers: At a Glance 139

Bibliography 141

Notes 147

Index 155

About the Author 168

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