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

Published: 05 September 2012

ID: G00234655

Analyst(s): Dave Aron


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


  • *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

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