Some of the best known management experts were brought together last year to “lay out an agenda for reinventing management“. Their premise was that 1) management models are important social technologies; 2) that the current models are out-of-date; and that 3) we need to develop more human models for the near future.
The 25 recommendations included more community, democracy and diversity as well as redefining control and leadership. The experts also recommended that organizations, “Reinvent strategy-making as an emergent process. In a turbulent world, strategy making must reflect the biological principles of variety, selection, and retention.” This aligns with our recommendations to restructure the training department based partially on complexity theory [in complex environments we need to develop emergent practices as best & good practices are inadequate].
In reviewing all 25 recommendations it is clear that Wirearchy, as an overarching framework, is a perfect fit:
a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority based on information, knowledge, trust and credibility, enabled by interconnected people and technology
Since we already have a unique and well-researched conceptual framework, we can now get on with how to implement Wirearchy for the workplace.