Jazz and the New Models of the Enterprise

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    1. Hi Sam! Thanks a bunch for the heads up and for adding further up that lovely blog post, along with introducing me to the wonderful concept of liminal zone. I was not aware of it and after reading your blog post and looking back into Don’s presentation with Shannon, goodness!, it makes just perfect sense! Loving specially the flowing nature of the concept and that one as well of flexibility and improvise to achieve a certain goal, whether playing jazz or whatever else, that is. And when looking into a work context even more necessary nowadays in such a complex, uncertain business world. Just brilliant!

      Thanks again for noticing the post and for sharing along that great link! Way cool!

  1. This connection between organization structures and social collaboration is also discussed in “5th Generation Management” by Charles M Savage.
    He also introduces interesting new organization structure terms like “advocacy”.

    1. Hi Ian, thanks a lot for dropping by and for the great commentary, along with the very timely reference on Savage’s work! It’s rather interesting to see how we keep seeing all of these “movements” as evolution of what we have, much more than perhaps a revolution on its own. Good point, I guess, but unless we inject a bit of revolution into the mix, we may not be advancing fast and farther enough as we should. On “Advocacy”, for instance, isn’t that the same as “evangelism”, from way back in the last 90s with “tech evangelists”, perhaps? Sometimes I just keep wondering whether, after all, we are just reinventing the wheel.

      Perhaps we need completely new wheels altogether! 😉

      Thanks again for the great comment and here’s to pushing the limit a bit more than what we may have in the recent past … hehe

  2. Sorry auto correct on my iPhone changed the word, not advocacy but “adhocracy”, a term that describes an organization structure that consists off team consisting of people both within your organization & outside who collaborate to help you do your job

    1. Hi Randall! Goodness! What a difference, with regards to Advocacy! Huge, indeed! Silly auto-correct on the iPhone! Grrr

      Either way, glad you had a chance to drop by and share the concept of “adhocracy”. Love it! It’s pretty similar, it seems, to the concept other folks have been describing as the Liquid Workforce, where you would have a core group of employees (Those perhaps closer to the core of business operations in whatever sector) doing work together with freelances, trust agents, bidding to do the work, getting it done and then move on to the next one.

      Certainly, a redefinition of the corporate workplace and one that I know has been commented to have lots of disadvantages, but I keep seeing more and more advantages, mainly on two fronts: political corporate cultures will cease to exist and meritocracy. Very hard to earn, each day, but very easy to destroy. Just like trust.

      It would be rather interesting to see how it would pave out eventually… Thanks much for dropping by and for the wonderful comments!

      Much appreciated

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