Business leaders are constantly told that to create more value they need to move beyond formal strategy, structure, and systems—into the organizational whitespace where speed and flexibility reign. That’s because some potentially very important initiatives just won’t get off the ground if they have to work within the blackspace—the organization’s usual systems for planning, organizing, and controlling.
What can managers do to maximize the value of these outside-the-box efforts? In this webcast you’ll learn some best practices for managing in whitespace—and how Human Resources executives can help their companies nurture a wider range of value-generating projects.
You will learn:
Why effective management of both blackspace and whitespace initiatives can improve your organization’s performance – and how each type must be managed differently
How to decide whether a project belongs in whitespace
The four keys to success in managing whitespace projects, including concrete steps senior executives can take to encourage the most valuable whitespace projects
When to move a project into blackspace or terminate it—and when to leave it in whitespace indefinitely
Findings of a unique, in-depth research project that explored whitespace projects and management behaviors in 12 companies
Let workers rebel! Harvard Business School Professor, behavioral scientist and author Francesca Gino believes letting employees cut loose is the key to find balance between conformity and nonconformity. Once that balance is established, a company’s employee engagement level will soar, and it will stay that way, too.