Some notable quotables from a presentation I was in this morning as they relate to workplace organizational models and the movement away from the industrial era norm of "Command and Control:"
People have said to me, "I've worked my entire career to get to the top and tell people what to do. Now you're telling me to collaborate?!"
[Visuals from an EMC presentation the organizational model shifts taking place today.]
~~"People will not raise their hand and say they do not agree unless they feel connected and engaged."
"I often hear 'we can't do that at our company.' Then I bring them over to a computer and show them that their people are already doing it. Blogging, etc. Only, they're doing it outside your firewall. Wouldn't you rather listen to them? It takes thick skin, and courage. But it can and will self-govern, and you will be better for it."
--- Quotes from Jack Mollen, EMC EVP of HR at an EMC Vendor Partner Summit with an audience of about 90 leaders in the health care industry. ---
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