Tom Peter's Reimagine Summit group blog, December 2004

Monday, December 20, 2004

Great Talk - What you gonna do?

OK, now I and everyone agrees that the REISummit was great! Cool People! Great Ideas! Uplifting! Yada Yada Yada! So, What are you gonna do?

I went out on a limb Friday. Told my whole IS staff (35 white collar proffesionals) that I was removing the entire heirarchial structure. That's right. Director is now Office of Project Management. Everyone is now a PSF (Professional/Personal Service Firm). They are now free to step to the place and hit homeruns!

Of course, 7 people think it's great. 9 people think I'm crazy (well, I am). And the rest wonder what I was talking about. I'm still working out a lot of details, but it doesn't start till 1/1/2005 so I've got a couple of weeks. I'll keep you posted.

So, what are you going to do?


At December 29, 2004 at 4:07 PM, Blogger willisv said...

You might want to give your staff a little help in becoming a professional service firm. A few copies of the PSF book may be a good start and during meetings have some conversations about being a PSF and how well the group is living up to it or not.

If I can help you in any way, give a shout!



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