Orchestrating Management

Peter F. Drucker, one of the great management theorists, wrote already in 1988 that a typical organization structure in the future will be flat and likely resemble an organization like an university or a symphony orchestra. Even a large symphony orchestra’s structure consists of “only the conductor-CEO – and every one of the musicians plays directly to that person without an intermediary. And each is a high-grade specialists, indeed an artist. … the conductor can focus the player’s skill and knowledge on the musicians’ joint performance. And this focus is what the leaders of an information-based business must be able to achieve.”

from: The Coming of the New Organization, HBR 1988

This inspirational article describes the basis that our MusicTouch leadership development workshops stand upon. There is a lot what business leaders can learn from how a symphonic orchestra works. At ARTISTIC Interventions Inc. we offer this unique experience to our clients.

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