The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Gary Hamel as the world's most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him "the world's leading expert on business strategy." For the last three years, Hamel has also topped Executive Excellence magazine's annual ranking of the most sought after management speakers.
Hamel's landmark books, Leading the Revolution and Competing for the Future, have appeared on every management bestseller list and have been translated into more than 20 languages. His latest book, The Future of Management, was published by the Harvard Business School Press in October 2007 and was selected by Amazon.com as the best business book of the year. Source
He has authored many books on Management including his latest book titled "Future of Management". The brief description of book is here In the book Hamel demonstrates that
It is innovation in management—rather than in operations, products or strategies—that is most likely to create long-term advantage.He provides examples of success stories of many companies who are using innovative management practices.
Google is an Information Technology company that is using many new practices for product development that are innovative. Gary Hamel interviews Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the Management Lab Summit. The interview is very informative and provides an insight into the management practices at Google that are slightly different from the "Command and Control" type of management practices at older organizations.
Another book that builds on the same theme is "Future of Work" by Dr. Thomas Malone in which he proposes the management approach of "Cultivate and Coordinate".
It would be interesting to observe if we will see any changes in the management practices in the future to improve the productivity of the organizations along the line suggested by these authors or Google and companies like it will remain few exceptions to the general management practices.