Management Moon Shots

In 2008, a group of 35 management business scholars and practitioners, under the leadership of Gary Hamel, met for two days to discuss the future of management:

Moon Shots for Management

Before we get to what they came up with, it’s worth spending a few sentences on the way they’ve defined the science of management – one of the best ones I’ve seen to date:

Management = the structures, processes and techniques used to compound human effort

The group set out to define daring goals, “moon shots”, that will motivate the search for radical new ways for mobilizing and organizing human capabilities.

They ended up with 25, somewhat overlapping challenges, agreeing that the first 10 are the most critical:


It’s a fantastic “North Star”, and a powerful assessment criteria for evaluating future and existing management innovations.


Management Moon Shots

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s