Harvard Business Review

Power To The Middle

Harvard Business Review: Power To The Middle

AmCham Denmark, in partnership with DAWN, invite members and stakeholders to an event with Harvard Business Review Author & thought leader, Bill Schaninger, to discuss his book “Power to the Middle”.

Why Managers Hold the Keys to the Future of Work

“Middle manager.” The term evokes an image of a bureaucratic cog in a vast industrial machine, someone who is widely mocked in popular culture as clueless or heartless and more concerned with justifying their job than supporting their teams.

McKinsey thought leader Bill Schaninger says this outdated perspective needs to change. He explains that middle managers are uniquely positioned close to the ground but with a crucial connection to company strategy—enabling them to guide organizations through the current period of rapid and complex change as well as help to shape the new world of work.

With rich stories and cutting-edge research, Power to the Middle offers a new model for companies to change the way they hire, train, and reward their most valuable asset: managers, the true center of the organization.

Bill Schaninger is a senior partner in McKinsey’s Philadelphia office. He is McKinsey’s expert on the power of culture, values, and leadership in improving business outcomes.