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Disaggregate the organization

“The challenge is to create large-scale organizations without losing human scale.”

To intercept opportunities that come and go at lightning speed, organizations must be able to quickly reconfigure capabilities, infrastructure, and resources. Unfortunately, in many organizations, rigid unit boundaries, functional silos, and political fiefdoms hamper the rapid realignment of skills and assets. Large organizational units that encompass hundreds or thousands of employees pose another danger, as they often lead to groupthink on a grand scale. To become more adaptable, companies must organize themselves into smaller units and create fluid, project-based structures.

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Disaggregate the organization

“The challenge is to create large-scale organizations without losing human scale.”

To intercept opportunities that come and go at lightning speed, organizations must be able to quickly reconfigure capabilities, infrastructure, and resources. Unfortunately, in many organizations, rigid unit boundaries, functional silos, and political fiefdoms hamper the rapid realignment of skills and assets. Large organizational units that encompass hundreds or thousands of employees pose another danger, as they often lead to groupthink on a grand scale. To become more adaptable, companies must organize themselves into smaller units and create fluid, project-based structures.

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Let’s turn employment on its head. Instead of employees working for the employer, let’s make the employer work for the employees. Actually, let’s just retire the concepts of employer and employee.
Hack by Adam Schorr on June 24, 2011
The trouble with instigating,supporting and empowering communities of passion (CoP) is that thebureaucracies we created to establish organizations and makethemsuccessful, particularly after the agency
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 22, 2011
Life in a large organization can often feel like a few moments of inspiration and innovation surrounded by a lifetime of sitting on conference calls, filling out forms, and creating PowerPoint decks t
Hack by Chris Grams on June 21, 2011
With so much attention on the potential for web 2.0 technologies to “flatten” the organizational hierarchy, and excitement that meritocracy will rule the day, how are the downsides to a flat organizat
Hack by Clint Carlson on June 2, 2011
IntroductionImagine a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that you provide to your entire organization. They access it from anywhere: desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Hack by Dennis Shiao on May 27, 2011
Manage Without Them is a complete disagreegation of management to allow integration of technology and peer to peer collaboration without loss of governance.
Hack by Matthew De George on May 26, 2011
In a normal work environment, employees are expected to deliver and meet their KPIs.
Hack by Luigi V. Manto on May 24, 2011

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