We Need Better Managers, Not More Technocrats

In a time of brilliant technological advances, the decisive and scarce source of advantage is leadership capability.  Leaders need to engage their people in a process of redefining how they work and what their companies do.  Four key elements stand out in the Digital Masters we studied: their visions, their engagement of employees, the governance systems they establish, and the IT/business synergies they seek.

According to Peter Drucker: “What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter.” If managers want digital innovation to yield greater prosperity, at the level of their firm or at the level of our economy, the time to start leading digital transformation is now.

See full post on the HBR site https://hbr.org/2014/09/we-need-better-managers-not-more-technocrats/

 

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