Merry Christmas – Hope, Peace, Joy

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 24, 2008 

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What Employees Want for Christmas – The Gift of Clarity

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 22, 2008 

-A clear picture of their role, and clear assignments. -A role matched to their current cognitive capability level. -Accountability matched with requisite authority. -A manager who adds value to their thinking.? (aka has cognitive capacity one level higher than the employee) -Explicitly defined role relationships with others?as arranged by their manager.? Employees?shouldn’t be left to […]

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Who Gets a Seat at the Table? What are You Trying to Do?

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 15, 2008 

I mentioned Warren Kinston in a previous post.? He is a high level thinker in the areas of values, hierarchies, and organizational structure. I usually have to read his work more than once, and I walk away with some kernels of insight.? Not because there are only a few kernels to be had, but because […]

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Innovation at Work Level 1 – A Friday Fascinating

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 12, 2008 

My post, Innovation Snobbery Is Not Serving Organizations, which started as?my response to Harvard Business online’s question, What’s Management’s Role in Innovation?,?is one of my most visited posts. Biased Expectations = Limited Potential My contention is that all work is creative and all humans are wired to work.? All levels of the organization are accountable […]

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Requisite Organization Introduction Public Course – January 7, Raleigh-Durham, NC, USA

By Michelle Malay Carter on December 1, 2008 

For those of you interested in learning the fundamental elements of Requisite Organization, we’re having another public course.? Love to see you there! Quite a bit of what I write and rant is rooted in Elliott Jaques’ meta-model, Requisite Organization. On January 7th, I’ll be co-leading a short course on some of the basics of […]

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