very unconventional thoughts on the possibilities of funding a company in a more agile, energetic way.
interesting, interesting, and well-founded with links to read on!
an overview by Robert Koshinskie.
Most businesses seem to be organized in a traditional pyramid hierarchy like a football team. In this team model those at the top of the pyramid (coach/CEO) attempt to drive outcomes by “calling the plays” and expecting that the rest of the team follows a formal playbook. This model has served the business world well by certain organizational measures, however, such organizations also may suffer when management from a distance confounds effective daily operations.
Top-down organizations are by no means the only way to achieve success as demonstrated by companies such as Semco where empowered teams can move forward confidently and independently. Approaches such as Dynamic Governance facilitate the crafting of policy through inclusive decision-making that links team objectives to broad goals of the firm. Teams are then permitted to achieve results through self-organization and management on a day-to-day basis without seeking or requiring further involvement from the executive level while observing policy that they helped formulate.
If traditional business organization is rightly analogous to…
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