Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them with Gary Hamel


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In a bureaucratic organization, people are just hired to produce and produce… and produce more profits. When people are treated as instruments, they seldom give their best.

How can people show up and bring their whole self to work if they don’t feel significant and aren’t given room to unleash their own genius?

Bureaucracy is old-fashioned, and thus the age for organizations to be fully human is now!

To help organizations adapt to this change, I’m joined today by one of the world’s most influential iconoclastic business thinkers!

In this episode, we’re bringing back humanity into the workplace with Gary Hamel! Gary Hamel is a world-renowned influential business thinker, consultant, and sought-after management speaker who has worked with leading companies worldwide and is dynamic. He is also the Director and co-founder of Management Lab and a visiting Professor at the London Business School.

Gary talks about his new book Humanocracy, which he co-wrote with Michele Zanini. He shares the principle of humanocracy and its differences with bureaucracy. Gary also shares how organizations can dismantle their bureaucratic ways and replace them with a much more human-centered system!

Purchase your copy of Humanocracy at and get FREE access to four hours of instructional content as well as exclusive surveys, tools, and templates for building your own hack!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What the data tells about people bringing their whole self to work
  • Gary explains the meaning of “bureaucracy is a product of its time.”
  • An illustration about how specialization within bureaucracies do and yield economies of scale
  • The “Humanocracy” model
  • Humankind’s most important technology
  • Why bureaucracy is out of date
  • Lessons from successful startups that apply to Gary’s book
  • The toxic politicking
  • Tools and methods to make sure information flows rapidly and make quick changes happen
  • How organizations can demolish bureaucracy

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