"Mark Addleson's Beyond Management shows us not only why the hierarchical bureaucracy of traditional management is expensive, inefficient and at odds with the needs of today's organization but also how knowledge-work can be organized to establish the needed values of responsibility, collaboration, imagination, collaboration, flexibility, and accountability." - Steve Denning, consultant and author of The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century
"Exploring the social, creative, and cooperative nature of knowledge work, Beyond Management offers a deeper understanding of how to achieve organizational success. It is required reading for those who need to navigate the new world of work." - Janine R. Wedel, Professor, George Mason University School of Public Policy, author Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market
"Few books, much less those about management, look at the world of work adopting the 'view from practice.' This one [Beyond Management does. And it finds that the practice of knowledge workers is so fundamentally about caring, meaning making, and 'organizing' as social activities that the traditional division of labor between those who organize and those who implement has become obsolete—and indeed counterproductive. The challenge? Organizations have to rediscover the practice of organizing from the ground up." - Etienne Wenger, Researcher, consultant, and author of Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity.