Social Business – Where Ideas Keep Fighting Hierarchy

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    1. Hi Joachim, thanks a lot for dropping by and for the wonderful addition into the conversation! Brilliant graphic and very descriptive of how orgs. are transforming themselves into meshes, vs. hierarchies and how the main aim behind that is not just to provoke the Connected Company to raise healthy and strong, but also to get the work done at the same time! Fantastic!! Love the graphic just as much the work from Valdis Krebs on this subject of networks, SNA, ONA, and so forth! W00t!!

      Thanks again for taking the time to comment and for dropping by! Much appreciated!

  1. I love the quote from Steve Jobs ”You have to be run by ideas, not hierarchy”. As the leader of a growing tech company I see how easy it could be to stifle your organization’ s growth with bureaucracy or over-management. You’re also right Luis that the struggle of ideas against hierarchy is enabled by new technologies rather than by caused by them. There is no doubt that the organizations of tomorrow have very different views to those of yesterday. Currently, we are between those two points – in a moment of extreme flux. I have found that the best way to survive and thrive in these circumstances is to do one important thing – trust your people and challenge them to be as good as they can be in this exciting new world of business.

    1. Hi Ara, many thanks for dropping by and for the kind feedback comments! Loved your comments about “a moment of extreme flux”, because I, too, feel that’s exactly where we are and it’s rather interesting to see as well how in order to move forward and keep things going we still resort to what we know is going to deliver time and time again: the people.

      Given them that empowerment, trust, autonomy and decision power surely is going to help bring up healthy challenges for them to grow, both inside and outside of the organisation! Fantastic!!

      Thanks again for the inspiring commentary! 🙂

  2. I remember to have seen a movement regarding an open company. They had a software that provided the basis for the management of the team. People were voting others work, work had value added. If an undesired task was not picked up by anyone the task was increasing value so it finally end up done by someone.

    Seemed quite well thought concept. The problem, I am not able to find the link…I had not archived it and googling retrieves plenty of “open” and “social” entreprise content…

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