Researchers at the Harvard Business School believe that management in business could change a great deal in the upcoming years. Professor Jim Heskett sees the possibility that the continued Internet development that is occurring so quickly will continue to affect the way a manager interacts with employees and the kinds of issues he or she will need to address.
The new communities that have been prompted into growth by the Internet are another factor that have changed the face of management. There are new attitudes toward work in society and among members of the upcoming generation.
Future managers will be focused on building “nimble” organizations that emphasize innovation from all employers. He says there will be an emphasis on allowing employees to think, take reasonable risks outside of the core business functions.
He sees that there will be more freedom and self-management and less of the traditional management as we understand it today.
In such organizations, employees need less pushing and motivational verbiage and more of a shared sense of urgency about solving problems.
There is evidence that companies who utilize this innovative business model are not only different kinds of businesses, but are also more profitable than other companies in their sector. Read more about Heskett and his ideas at http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/5887.html#original.