Ten Reasons Why Big Firms Stick With Obsolete Management

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Ending this issue not with games, but with leadership. Anyone in an executive leadership position should take a moment to read this, and reflect. This final quote relates well to the challenges of running a games studios:

"21st Century management requires a different way of thinking. The firm is viewed, not as a machine, but rather as a complex adaptive system, like a garden. This means that the firm can’t be mechanically programmed or fixed. It can’t be analyzed separately from its context. Its behavior can’t be fully predicted. It can only be understood through its interactions with its environment. There needs to be a recognition that the environment may well push back."

Part two of the article is available here.

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