I like to read, and I just finished reading Rebel Talent by Francesca Gino. The book is filled with real life examples, case studies, and stories about how and why those who did things differently created value and became successful.
The book also argue that it is better for the organisation if employees are allowed space and autonomy to do things, so that new ideas and products could emerge ground-up. If the work environment is conducive for people to contribute their perspectives, collectively, better products or decisions could be made. As a manager or supervisor, the key is to allow constructive discussion and make it feel safe for everyone to speak up even if their suggestions are different.
The book ends off with eight principles of rebel leadership, which might provide someone who is working in management or supervisory position some guidance on potential ways to improve team performance.
I find this book an interesting and thought provoking read. There are ideas that I agree with -- some I have tried it at work, and some I would test out and see how they work out. There are also some ideas presented in the book which I think worked because of the specific situation or cultural environment, and may not turn out as intended in a different place or industry. That said, I could be wrong too since I have limited working experience thus far.
The writer also provided some online resource at www.rebeltalents.org.
I found something useful from this book, and hope this value-adds to you too!