In this podcast, Chuck Blakeman discussed the importance of humanizing the workforce. He shared his thoughts on the current hierarchical organizational structure and shared the impact of distributed decision management systems/models to humanize a corporation. He shared some insights into successes and failures with the current organizational structure and what some leaders could do today to prepare their organization for the future. Session is a great watch for aspiring leaders preparing a team that plays a significant role in defining jobs of the future.
1:56 Chuck’s journey.
5:00 Chuck’s typical day.
10:19 Coming with the title “Why Employees Are Always a Bad Idea”.
13:31 Replacing employees with stakeholders.
17:06 Changing company culture.
20:39 Convincing on the fence executives.
25:48 Convincing old school excutives on new organizational frameworks.
30:42 Rehumanize workforce.
37:04 Rehumanizing workforce in a bottomline driven companies.
41:44 Doing more with less people.
45:44 Unionized workforce against innovative workforce.
52:30 Startup adopting innovative workforce.
53:52 Toughest kind of managers to work with.
56:46 Brainwashed to respect hierarchy.
59:04 Reeducating workforce.
1:02:34 Chuck’s success mantra.
1:05:52 Chuck’s favorite reads.
1:07:08 Closing remarks.
Chuck’e Website: https://chuckblakeman.com/
Why Employees Are Always a Bad Idea by Chuck Blakeman https://amzn.to/2O3Bblq
Making Money Is Killing Your Business, How to Build a Business You’ll Love and Have a Life, Too by Chuck Blakeman https://amzn.to/2F0xRDv
Chuck’s Recommended Read:
Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace by Ricardo Semler https://amzn.to/2FcsIti
Self-Made in America: Plain Talk for Plain People about the Meaning of Success by John Mccormack, David R. Legge https://amzn.to/2u87hmY
Chuck Blakeman, Chief Transformation Officer, and Founder, Crankset Group. Chuck’s first book, Making Money is Killing Your Business was named the #1 rated Business Book of the Year and his most recent book, Why Employees are ALWAYS a Bad Idea has been named Top 10 Business Book of the Year. Both are required reading with several University MBA and Entrepreneurial programs.
Chuck started and built twelve businesses in 25 years in the U.S. and internationally, and now uses his experience to help business owners and executives create success. His company, Crankset Group, inspires and transforms your approach to business and your future. Chuck is a rare combination of successful business owner, speaker, and author who inspires leaders and provides simple tools to transform their business.
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