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Friday 26 February 2010

Nomination d'article pour le Prix Académique Syntec Conseil en Management

Le comité de pré-sélection du Prix Académique Syntec Conseil en Management a retenu, pour le jury final, l'article d'Isaac Getz : “Liberating Leadership: How the Initiative-Freeing Radical Organizational Form Has Been Successfully Adopted”, paru dans la revue California Management.

L'article sera soumis au jury final, composé de consultants et dirigeants de sociétés de conseil.
Le nom des lauréats sera annoncé à l’occasion de la cérémonie de remise des Prix qui se déroulera à Paris :
Jeudi 1er avril – 19h00
Dans les salons de l’Expansion, 29, rue Châteaudun – 75009 Paris
La cérémonie qui sera précédée d’une conférence débat avec l’intervention du Professeur Chan Kim, de l’Insead, membre du du Forum économique mondial « Penseurs 50 » et auteur de l’ouvrage « Blue Ocean Strategy ».

GETZ I., (2009), “Liberating Leadership: How the Initiative-Freeing Radical Organizational Form Has Been Successfully Adopted”, California Management Review, Vol 51, N°4, Summer, pp. 32-58.


Since the late 1950s, there have always been companies, such as Gore and Toyota, whose organizational forms freed the initiative of their employees. Yet, despite great business results, most attempts to imitate their organizational forms have failed. This article examines the initiative-freeing forms that can be successfully adopted by focusing on the leadership style that supports these forms’ emergence. In the “F-form” organization, employees have complete freedom and responsibility to take actions that they decide are best. This article takes a close look at fifteen companies in the U.S. and Europe that had succeeded in adopting the F-form, as well as three companies that experimented with the approach but did not implement it. The attitude and actions of the leaders who built these companies reveal key aspects of the liberating leadership style that supports the F-form adoption. In terms of leadership process, these aspects are: using the needs for intrinsic equality, growth, and self-direction as design criteria; sharing a world-class vision; and becoming a culture-keeper. In terms of leaders' traits, they are: the values of freedom and responsibility, creativity, and wisdom.

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