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Cecile Demailly - Decision making is different

Cecile Demailly - Decision making is different

I like a lot the idea that a leader is not someone who give answers, but a leader is someone who dares to ask questions. I love this idea. So... decision making... who will make a decision? For sure, it won't be done in a centralized way, but in a distributed way, everyone will make the decisions he has to make at his own level... Will they be made in a collective way? One thinks of votes, of pools or consensus...[...]
Cecile Demailly - There is not ONE corporate culture, but often several

Cecile Demailly - There is not ONE corporate culture, but often several

There is not necessarily ONE corporate culture, but often several. There are sub-cultures, and there is nothing like an imposed culture or an emergent culture, it is a mix of both. There is a vision, which is usually brought in by the executive team, and which will give birth to some values, which will give birth to a culture. Then, what happens day-to-day will give birth to another culture. Then, there is history. Also... I won't mention any company to stay[...]
Cecile Demailly - Enterprise is the most advanced organism produced by our society

Cecile Demailly - Enterprise is the most advanced organism produced by our society

The enterprise is the most advanced organism produced by our society. When having a look at it, our society is more or less ruled by two things: politics and organizations. Politics is something which is based on power. Even if there are some clever politicians who put their capability of power - because no politician is without a capability of power, don't be fooled- in the service of their intelligence, which means in the primary goal of developing the society,[...]
Cecile Demailly - Allowing people to organize chaos by themselves

Cecile Demailly - Allowing people to organize chaos by themselves

Not long ago, I talked with Nicolas Sekkaki, from IBM. We actually had this kind of discussion, we were talking about the transformation of organizations, and.. how organizations structure themselves. He told something I loved, it was "my job, as a leader and as a manager, isn't to tell everyone how he has to work, and to understand who has to be at which place inside my organization. Yet, I must give orders, I lead my team...". He told me[...]
Cecile Demailly - Education is a way to take care of people

Cecile Demailly - Education is a way to take care of people

If a company defines itself as a money making machine, on the very short term... where employees are finally commodities, like chains of production, like et caetera, like products you sell, no. It will use human material, it will buy human material, it will sell human material, it will buy human material again. If a company defines itself as something which... as an ecosystem which wants to last, it will certainly take care of what makes it up, therefore of[...]