What follows is the synopsis from the book proposal. Does it sound to you like there's a book here? What should I emphasize/de-emphasize? Your feedback is most welcome.
In a subsequent post I will share the Table of Contents, and we'll take it from there...Synopsis: Creating work environments that foster greater innovation and creativity is a twenty-first century organizational imperative. Our economies have evolved to ones based on knowledge and information as the primary drivers of wealth creation. We are witnessing the growth of what former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has termed the “weightless economy”— an economy in which knowledge and technical capacity are contributing an ever greater share to GDP. Fully 40% of today's workers in advanced economies are involved in knowledge and other forms of creative work. Less than 10% are engaged in manufacturing, and yet we manage these knowledge workers as if they were still working on the factory floor.This book details the issues surrounding our current work environments, and points the reader to a better way. It draws heavily on the the science surrounding ideation, and the emergent values of the open-source and social networking movements. It offers a vision for creating a world of work in the networked economy that is not only more friendly and natural, but that also results in greater effectiveness.