The Alliance

by Mike Hunter

The-AllianceThe employer-employee relationship is broken. The old model of guaranteed long-term employment no longer works in a business environment defined by continuous change, but neither does a system in which every employee acts like a free agent. The solution? Stop thinking of employees as either family or free agents. Think of them instead as allies. Managers want employees to help transform the company for the future; employees want the company to help transform their careers for the long term. This win-win scenario will happen only if both sides trust each other enough to commit to mutual investment and mutual benefit.

Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh
Harvard Business Review Press
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