There’s a pressing need to adopt new organizational models that are more able to reflect and resonate with a changing world and, apparently, many are getting it. A few weeks ago we've been mentioned in the 2020 Thinkers 50 Radar, and so we took the time to share a few thoughts on what's this management idea to watch in earnest.
It’s all about small entrepreneurial teams, radical openness, collaboration, distributed decision making, and creative entropy: If you’re still defining your organization for what it is doing today — from the inside — you’re riding on a train to irrelevance.
As power shifts from the organization to the ecosystem, organizations need to learn how to be worth existing: the only way to be as such is to make the ecosystem achieve it’s relational and learning potential faster, sustaining scalable relationships and providing opportunities and support services for scalable learning.
At the same time, despite platform-based, ecosystem centric organizational models are the forms of organizing most suited for an interconnected, zero-transaction-cost world, we also feel that just cheering up with that is not enough: Platforms are not silver bullets.
Read our blog post to explore what else is needed. Hint: it's not about cheering up.