We had the privilege to learn more about the conductor’s role during a lunchtime presentation by Cyrille Sardais on the theme:
Leading a Group of Autonomous Experts: The Conductor.
The figure of the conductor is a classical metaphor in management: after all, this figure, which in the collective imagination brings forth the music of his fingers, transforms a collective of individuals into a harmonious orchestra, and receives the thunder of applause at the end of the concert has something to seduce … But what is it really?
A few dozen rehearsal observations later and a dozen interviews of chiefs, we are able to present a perhaps less heroic, but perhaps more interesting figure of the conductor. Above all, we can draw some lessons for managers in charge of autonomous experts.