The new way of work and management
Leading a team has never been more difficult — or easy. With Free Range Management, you can create an environment where people are truly happy and free to do their best work. Whether you are a first time manager or want to improve the culture of an existing team, look no further.
In this concise manual, Steve Tauber and Andreas Creten have detailed the processes, structure, and approach needed to lead and manage knowledge workers. Inside, you’ll find concrete advice needed to revolutionize your organization from the inside.
Each chapter is laid out smartly with detailed advice, key takeaways, and the recommended first, pragmatic steps in your journey. Welcome to the new way of work and management.
Free Range Management can be summed up in two words: create space. The trick is doing that in a way where employees and managers are happy.
What follows is a practical guide to managing knowledge workers, structuring teams, and shaping the work so that an organization can find success.
Although the vast majority of our experience is in software, computing, and IT, knowledge work exists across many disciplines and roles. If you are paid to think, you are a knowledge worker.
This includes not only doctors, politicians, and engineers but also jobs traditionally viewed as low skilled, roles where one must experiment and apply deeper knowledge to get a good result.
Throughout the years, we developed a management style that is rooted in freedom, mainly because we wanted each team member to be able to manage themselves.
We strive for an environment where each individual can be the best version of themselves while slowly steering them in the right direction. By giving them the space, we allow their creativity and sense of responsibility to flourish.
This book documents what we’ve learned along the way. It’s composed of several chapters, each focused on frameworks and tools needed to create space.
Get a look at all of the content covered in the book. Everything you need to know is inside.
Free Range Management is comprised of 112 tightly edited, highly visual pages designed to teach you everything you need to know about leading a team of knowledge workers — with no unnecessary filler.
... and make the teams you work with thrive!
Each chapter is laid out smartly with detailed guides, key takeaways, and the recommended first, pragmatic steps in your journey.
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