Brave New Work
When fast-scaling startups and global organizations get stuck, they call Aaron Dignan. In this book, he reveals his proven approach for eliminating red tape, dissolving bureaucracy, and doing the best work of your life.
He’s found that nearly everyone, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, points to the same frustrations: lack of trust, bottlenecks in decision making, siloed functions and teams, meeting and email overload, tiresome budgeting, short-term thinking, and more. That’s because we fail to recognize that organizations aren’t machines to be predicted and controlled. They’re complex human systems full of potential waiting to be released. Dignan says you can’t fix a team, department, or organization by tinkering around the edges.
- Over the years, he has helped his clients completely reinvent their operating systems—the fundamental principles and practices that shape their culture—with extraordinary success.
- Their stories may sound improbable, but in Brave New Work you’ll learn exactly how they and other organizations are inventing a smarter, healthier, and more effective way to work. Not through top down mandates, but through a groundswell of autonomy, trust, and transparency.
- Whether you lead a team of ten or ten thousand, improving your operating system is the single most powerful thing you can do. The only question is, are you ready?
Author: Aaron Dignan
Aaron Dignan is the founder of The Ready, an organization transformation and design firm that helps institutions including Johnson & Johnson, Charles Schwab, Kaplan, Microsoft, Lloyds Bank, Citibank, Edelman, Airbnb, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and charities. .
- “It is the book of the year on management. Clear, powerful, and urgent, it's a must-read for anyone who cares about the way they work . SETH GODIN, author of This Is Marketing
- Now I am a faithful follower. Dignan summarizes all the ideas on how to create teams and companies to maximize their potential by decentralizing power, an idea that was once a utopia but is now possible and essential. For a book that could spark a revolution, it is surprisingly practical and not at all dogmatic. There are no superfluous ideas, it is all important and real. I can think of a lot of people I want to read and study this book." KEVIN KELLY, author of The Inevitable , co-founder of Wired magazine
- “If you're trying to create a world-changing culture, your next step should be to read Brave New Work. Dignan's uncomplicated and unconventional approach will help you break out of your rut, eliminate bureaucracy and awaken the humanity within you." SCOTT HARRISON, founder of Charity: Water, author of Thirst
Topic: Organizational Development. Leadership Presence
Title: Brave New Work
Subtitle: Are you ready to reinvent your organization?
Author: Aaron Dignon
Original Title: Brave New Work
Number of pages: 336
ISBN Paper: 978-84-17963-03-3
eBook ISBN: 978-84-291-9538-5