My dream project
An online MOOC for everyone in Southeast Michigan who wants to take it. The class teaches some basics about managment that damn near everyone is bad at - running a meeting, giving feedback to employees, setting a clear goal and priority for a team, organizing yourself, and maybe a few others. I’m seriously talking basics.
For anyone who wants to, there could be peer-to-peer discussion groups, in the flesh.
The goal is simple - make the middle management of every company in the region, big or small, 1%-5% better.
I dream about what such an approach could do - create more jobs and profitability. Make people less frustrated about the number one demotivator at work - bad management. Build relationships that lead to new opportunities across industries.
There are lots of initiatives to support entrepreneurs, I think it would be interesting to try making existing firms more effective. And I honestly think that working on the basics of managment is more than enough to make a huge difference.