Maynard Webb Reinvents and Reboots Work

February 7th, 2013 / Comments Off on Maynard Webb Reinvents and Reboots Work

Blog by Terri Griffith

Maynard Webb inspired me with the ideas behind his new book, Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship, last night at Santa Clara University. He’s been involved with the transformation of eBay, the transformation of call centers via LiveOps (where he’s Chairman and past CEO), and now the transformation of mentoring through the start-up Outside Counsel.

He opened with something I see everyday: Our work outside the organization’s walls is more social, more technically sophisticated, and often more productive than the work done inside the walls. As a result, work satisfaction and organizational commitment is down. “What we have outside of work makes the inside of work look stodgy.”

Technology changed, our expectations changed, and organizations changed (less paternalistic and less focused on employee development for the long term – John Hagel and John Seeley Brown talk about how crazy that is), but not necessarily in an effective mix…….

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