Why Innovation Matters – Unleashing your Everyday Genius

Why Innovation Matters – Unleashing your Everyday Genius

In a world of unrelating change and unprecedented challenges, most recently COVID-19, we need organisations that are resilient and daring. Unfortunately, most organisations overburdened with bureaucracy, are sluggish and timid. In the age of change and upheaval, top-down power structures and rule choked management systems are a liability. They crush creativity and stifle initiative. As CEO’s, COO’s and Directors, we need to be the architects of organisations that are bold, entrepreneurial and as nimble as change itself. Professor Gary Hamel has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the world’s most influential business thinker, he is on the faculty of the London Business School and is a co-founder of the Management Lab, an organisation that builds technology and tools to support breakthrough management innovation.

Humanocracy’ is a system that replaces bureaucracy and uses critical building blocks to enable us to create organisations that are as inspired and ingenious as the human beings inside of them. At AJ Recruitment we have been using Gary’s modelling for the last few years to build a recruitment business that will be relevant and continue to meet our customers changing needs and expectations through the 21st century and beyond. As stated by Thomas Kuhn, “all significant breakthroughs are break-withs’ old ways of thinking.” So, here at AJ Recruitment, we have been retooling our management model for innovation focusing on ownership, meritocracy, community, experimentation, openness and balance.

Below you will find the WOBI on Innovation Executive Summary where you can get an introduction to and learn more about Gary Hamels ‘Humanocracy’!


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As a specialist, family-run recruitment business, we provide a proactive and consultative approach to recruitment. We help organisations to target issues such as continuity of staffing, reducing spend where you have a high volume of agency usage and supporting those who have specific talent requirements or are in hard to fill locations. We can help with any immediate staffing requirements or longer-term recruitment projects to ultimately save you time and money on agency spend.

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