Are you a tradesman or a craftsman?
Using the word "man" in the non-gender specific sense, Richard Sennett, a Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, explores the difference in the profoundly thought-providing book The Craftsman.
Sennett also develops a convincing argument that pure economic competition without significant co-operation will never produce truly good work.
He also argues that we are in danger of being "hand and head divided" by the growing tendency to over rely on the computer-based design technology.
Great value for £6.99!
Check out The Craftsman online.
About Ken ThompsonKen Thompson delivers keynote conference speeches, workshop facilitation and in-house consultancy in four key business areas:
- Creating High Performing Teams in enterprises including Virtual and Mobile Teams (based on the Bioteams Book)
- Establishing effective Collaborative Business Networks enabling companies to co-operate effectively in areas such as sales and product development (based on the book - The Networked Enterprise)
- How to use the latest social media technologies including blogging and online communities to promote enterprises, brand, organisation or event
- Development of graphical on-line interactive Business Dashboards and What-if Simulators for organisations to support Performance Improvement, Strategy Development and Executive Team Development.
Bioteams Books Reviews
Belbin sees Bioteams as the next step. Dr R Meredith Belbin, regarded as the father of "team-role" theory and one of the worlds foremost experts on teams predicts that we will evolve into bioteam forms. In his book "The Coming Shape of Organisation" Belbin picks out five observations human teams need to learn from "a diminutive masterclass" of social insects such as bees, ants and termites.