François Fourcade OriginalRethinking management

Rethinking management

  • 60 min
  • 80 questions
  • 10 videos

Plan, organize, command, coordinate … and above all control. For many, the manager remains an authoritarian figure inherited from the scientific work organization. The classical management is still often entrenched in habits and ways of thinking too rigid. But concretely, how to “get going into” collaborative management? How to support innovation and collaboration? This course offers a reflection on the manager’s traditional postures, his limits and his renewal possibilities.


You will be able to :

  • Master the origins of classical management and its unavoidable personnages
  • Understand the classical management’s characteristics: risk control, agency theory, principal-agent theory
  • Know the classical management’s tools: ROI, SWOT matrix and job description
  • Chapters:

    • Etymology and history of management
    • Classical management: The broad outlines
    • Management tools in the 20th century

    You will be able to :

  • Understand the paradoxical injunction’s concept defined by Henry Mintzberg
  • Master the Superficiality’s Syndrome through the Seb and Tefal case
  • Understand the complexity of innovating in a defined framework with Valeo and Volkswagen’s example
  • Understand the difficulty of trial and error strategic with joint ventures’ example
  • Chapters:

    • An introduction to Mintzberg’s paradoxical injunctions
    • Superficiality syndrome: Seb and Tefal
    • Innovating within a defined framework: Valeo and Volkswagen
    • The difficulty of strategic trial and error: The case of joint ventures

    You will be able to :

  • Understand the need of collaborative management in the 21st century and good practices to be implemented
  • Know the five dimensions of innovation in companies
  • Master the four pillars of collaborative management
  • Chapters:

    • Management that empowers: A necessity
    • The five forms of innovation
    • The four pillars of collaborative management

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