Wow. This list is really, really old. Some of the links likely don’t work. I’d check on them, but you expect me to do that for something you’re getting for free? I laugh lightly at the idea, while flicking the proverbial dust from my cuff.
Still good articles, though. The people who wrote them have moved on. Some to that great beyond, others to Australia. Some who were in Australia moved on to Japan. You just can’t tell with these people.
- “What To Do About Attitude Problems? Promote Them!” If you are a Hidden High Potential, this brief article by Michelle Malay Carter of PeopleFit USA will have you thinking she is writing about you. Learn why you aren’t alone in this world of work problems.
- Our Working Journey and Stress – A Different Perspective. Andrew Olivier is a multi-careered expert in how we move through our Working Journeys”. Working at the wrong level, he argues, can not only be boring — it can make you physically sick.
- Elliott Jaques Levels With You. Art Kleiner is the Editor of strategy+business. He wrote this earlier article about Elliott Jaques as the most important management theorist you’ve never heard of. See also his “Build Your Organizational Equity” from 2003 and his 2007 presentation, “Power and Legitimacy in the Living Organization” [PDF].
- Are you big enough for your job? Is your job big enough for you?: Exploring Levels of Work in organisations”. In an article in the University of Auckland Business Review in 2005, Judith McMorland argues that the Levels of Work model has practical application for managers seeking to understand and work with organisational complexities, especially in organisations undergoing change.
- Are CEOs Accountable for the Right Level of Work? Mark Van Clieaf of MVC Associates International uses the work levels to show how companies do not understand how to fairly compensate their CEOs.
- Human Potential and Work – The Fire in the Risk Equation. Andrew Olivier of the Working Journey Project in Australia in a prescient article for the financial industry dealt with how potential (in a levels of work way) interact with estimating risk.
- “The Excesses of Executive Pay” by Barry Deane of PeopleFit Australia. Good 2-page introduction.
- “Hierarchies for Flow and Profit”. Brian Dive discusses work levels in this comment in strategy+business.
- Seven Distinct Paths of Decision and Action. Warren Kinston and Jimmy Algie describe a paradigm-shattering finding, that there are seven distinct ways of about action (or decision making).
- Levels of Work: New Applications to Management in Large Organisations. Warren Kinston and Ralph Rowbottom worked with Elliott Jaques at BIOSS, and Rowbottom did some of the work at Glacier Metal Company. They extend the Levels of Work frameworks to correct some shortcomings and in the process uncover an important missing component.
- Incentive Systems Promote Corporate Corruption. Al Gorman, a frequent guest and sometime co-writer on Requisite Writing, talks about the problems inherent to any incentive-based compensation system. Gorman is a consultant in Ontario with many years of management experience in industry.
- “The Great Leveler”. Tata Sons used to talk about how they had employed David Billis to implement his ideas of Work Levels in their conglomerate. This article, from 2001, talks about how work levels were being used in the Tata Engineering company to create a more streamlined and productive organization.
- Getting Work Done at the Right Level
- A Total Framework for Inquiry [18MB PDF]. Warren Kinston explains the different levels of scientific inquiry. He notes how empiricism isn’t all of the scientific process. [Update: You’re better off visiting his TH3EL.com website.
- A Total Framework-FIGURES ONLYÂ [3MB PDF]. For those who just want the figures, here they are from Warren Kinston’s “Total Framework for Inquiry” article.