In the first five parts of this series, we have made the case that a nineteenth century management model is unsustainable in a twenty-first century world. The recent technological revolution has suddenly thrust us into a new world with a completely different set of rules. This new world is a hyper-connected global village where, for the first time in human history, we have the means to self-organize the work of large numbers of people without the need for central organizations. And what’s most amazing is that, as inconceivable as it may seem, we are learning that the new forms of self-organized networks that have recently emerged are often smarter and faster than their traditional bureaucratic counterparts.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen