Alicia Burns ‘15
September 8, 2011
Moon Shots for Management
From reading the Review Moon Shots for Management written by management guru Gary Hamel, I was able to extract various different practices businesses and companies can use and adopt in order to survive in the 21st century and how management in general is not was it was in the 19th century. The practices that were outlined in the review paints a clear picture of what management is doing wrong today and how they can counteract these problems. However, I do believe that in order to reinvent management we must begin at root problems, brainstorm ideas that are central to the subject at hand and then decide whether these practices are beneficial to companies in ...view middle of the document...
In addition, I believe that the reinvention of management is not an easy task and as a result, it is everyone’s business to work in a collaborative manner as the review suggests in implementing some if not all of the practices that are mentioned. We need organizations in today’s economy that has a chance of competing on an equal footing despite its beginning. The twenty-five moon shots for management presented in this review are tough and will require advanced thinking from individuals like myself and others who will shape the future in a matter of years if not days.
However, although this review presents innovative practices that businesses can use in the 21st century, I do believe that they should have limited the number of ideas that were mentioned in the review as a way of actually helping businesses progressively adjust their way of managing for the betterment of their company. Also, if we just did some of the basics of management better, then we would be able to see new leadership skills, better control, creativity and all the other moonshots that were mentioned and possibly more.
In closing, the article Moon Shots for Management was very insightful and of learning value because businesses and individuals alike can use these methods in trying to improve a company’s financial and long-term growth. Organizations need to become more resilient in today’s world in order to remain competitive, effective and efficient. We have to dare to step forward which is something hard to do but in the end is worth the change. Business managers should begin with small ideas and eventually work their way up the ladder in encompassing moon shots that will facilitate their company growth, profit and resilience to withstand in harsh economic times.