Here’s an interesting take on management that lists 12 characteristics that managers in the 21st Century need to keep in mind.

I compiled a list of 12 work-relevant characteristics of online life. These are the post-bureaucratic realities that tomorrow’s employees will use as yardsticks in determining whether your company is “with it” or “past it.” In assembling this short list, I haven’t tried to catalog every salient feature of the Web’s social milieu, only those that are most at odds with the legacy practices found in large companies.
Via Gary Hamel on Managing Generation F

These are interesting ideas if we substitute the Business and Industry context for an Educational one.

How do these play out in school?

(Hat tip to @shareski for the link on twitter. Thanks, Dean.)

3 Responses to “Generation F”

  1. Venus Says:

    1. All ideas are equal. An open forum for the faculty and staff. I thought about this a long time ago. I wondered why one did not already exist with MSU or in our school district. Teacher’s should be able to forum talk about business or general discussion like on a game site. No one would be shot down and identities could be hid. If so, people could have two IDs. Their personel ID and their chat ID (for opinion purposes). Some people are afraid to voice their opinion with their real name.

    2. Contribution is more than credentials. This means a lot for me. I worked so hard through school. Not to brag, but I was the officer to many of the organizations, went to a ton of conferences, PDs, etc… list goes on, upon graduation, I found out that a job actually depends on who you know, not your credentials. Online Life will fix this.

    3. Hierarchies -dont understand

    4. To be a leader Online, you have to do your job. To lead, you have to serve. I always thought it was that way, but found out differently when I actually made it into the school system. I found myself working for the leader while they sat. Actually, I was in that similar spot today.

    5. Talks about choosing tasks, but I’m not so sure that this is relevant to education since everyone hides and hopes they are not chosen for the task. If online, everyone would just hope not to recieve the “you got mail” message.

    6. Groups: We already organize teacher emails. With #1, it only needs to be taken a little further to create a link to friends.

    7. Talks about attraction of resources -do not understand

    8. The sharing of information is the key to anyone success. If you don’t share, someone will and they get the credit, leaving you in the dark.

    9. Online is where anyone can go to get positive or negative support. Either way, it can easily be built up to move education intitiatives.

    10. Political (#9)

    11. Intrinsic Awards are not really a big clencher on this list for education. This would apply more toward those companys that make software programs and deal in the technology business.

    12. Talks about Heros being Hackers. Okay, we don’t want that, but we do want a more advanced high schooler. I strongly stick by my original blog entry, even with the comment, I believe Bricks and Clicks is the path to the future.

  2. Joe Says:

    Contribution is more than credentials. It is funny you should have this in your blog because our high school is currently teaching Dual Credit classes with Morehead and many of our best teachers cannot teach dual credit classes because they do not have the right masters degree. I think someone is missing the boat on this one. If many years of successful teaching cannot replace a piece of paper with the right numbers on it their is something wrong with our system of education.

  3. Joe Says:

    Sorry I did not catch the mistake typed in the last sentence. It should read: , there is something wrong with our system of education.

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