Book: Blockchain Organizing for Managers

– The Reinvention of Management –

What if selling your house would be as easy as sending an email? Big chance you would not believe that this will become reality in the near future? But when internet started nobody could imagine, that it once would be possible to operate Spotify on internet.  As Halfdan Mahler, former director World Health Organisation once said: “What sounds idealistic today becomes realistic tomorrow”. But from ‘today’ to ‘tomorrow’ is a long and difficult road where leadership and management can play an important role.

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The Reinvention of Management
Because most people don’t perceive management as an invention, we likely think differently about management innovation. Our claim is that management – as an invention-, has not significantly changed the past hundred years. The candle has been improved, but has not yet been replaced by a light bulb, so to speak. So far there have been modifications, such as recently Agile, key performance indicators or working with autonomous teams. However, these are small adjustments within an existing invention.

The existing innovation of management currently encompasses the use of buildings, hierarchies, budgets, rewarding and punishing. The way we align people and resources with activities in order to improve productivity, hasn’t really changed since Taylor and Ford. Existing management concepts have insufficient challenged ‘the firm’ as being the most superior form or system for organizing work. The last decades they have insufficiently contributed to productivity growth, which is needed in order to sustain our current level of welfare. But change, or better renewal of management as an invention, is happening. Management as innovation has been reinvented and we call it: Blockchain Organizing.

Blockchain Organizing is about embedding disruptive technology (Blockchain) with a fundamental new organizational concept (Weconomics). It is a way to organize trust, secure uncertainty and conduct business without the increase of complexity and bureaucracy. It has the potential to almost fully replace resources such as money, contracts and traditional management. Blockchain Organizing improves productivity, enables better privacy, democracy and more efficient processes. An increasing number of managers are getting excited by this new management concept.

This book focuses mainly on managers who want to know more about Blockchain Organizing, and want to be able to make related decisions, initiate projects and develop strategies and policies. It is also is useful for business service providers such as software-companies, consulting-, training and recruitment organizations and subsidy advise agencies.

  • Title: Blockchain Organizing for Managers
  • Sub title: The Reinvention of Management
  • Authors: Paul Bessems en Walter Bril
  • Publisher: Mijnmangementboek
  • Publication: 1st edition (May 2018)
  • ISBN: 9789463678223
  • Pages: 228
  • Price paperback: £ 20,00 / € 20,00 (e-book £ 9,95)
  • More information: Preview and table of content
  • Order it: you can buy book online via our UK publisher, Dutch publisher or other bookstores such as bol.com or managementboek.nl and soon available via Amazon.