Maverick* Research: The Future of Talent; Stop Hiring People, Start Hiring Clusters



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Talent management challenges and the availability of virtual tools for small teams may mean that, in the future, businesses won't manage people, but will employ self-managed teams. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • *Maverick Research
    • Introduction to Clusters
    • The Postindustrial World Is Testing the Limits of the Traditional Organization
    • Teams Take Nurturing; Most Businesses Don't Do Well at This
    • Clusters Are Teams Formed Outside the Enterprise
    • Clusters Create More Value
    • Clusters Will Require Macro Changes
    • Clusters Have Risks, but They Are Manageable
    • An Ultra-Maverick Vision: The Clustered Future
    • Explore Clusters in Your Work Context Now
  • Recommended Reading
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