27 years ago, the founder of Morningstar sat his then-small staff down to share his idea for core principles as a foundation that they could grow an enterprise upon. Organizational consultant Doug Kirkpatrick was in that small group, and today Morningstar’s two founding principles are still at the core of what is now the largest demand processor in the world:
1. People shouldn’t use force or coercion against each other.
2. People should honor the commitments they make to each other.
Doug has turned his experience into a career, having authored “Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization” and begun the Self-Management institute.
The interest in updating organizational management has exploded worldwide, driven in part by technology but also by people’s desire to enjoy their work and be autonomous and self-managing. Leaders are now looking around at how the world of work is changing and realizing that they need to understand this change because it affects their business. Doug offers advice to executives and middle managers, and also shares his thoughts on Gary Hamil’s “management tax”.
SolutionsIQ’s Josh Fruit hosts at Business Agility 2017 in New York City.