Hierarchies must lead the charge to replace themselves with heterarchies or responsible autonomy.
In politics the world has largely abandoned hierarchy for democracy. In family life, hierarchical patriarchy is no longer acceptable. In the book, The Three Ways of Getting Things Done (2005), the late Gerard Fairtlough asks: when will organizations get with it and abandon the practice of making key decisions based on authority rather than competence?
Hierarchy, it says, is not just a bad habit: it’s an addiction.
I couldn't agree more. "transitioning an established offline reputation to an online presence is critical." and "finding you should be as simple as the click of a mouse." Social is only one piece of this though.
Two examples of companies who have got it spectacularly right are Apple and Google. The former’s reputation – fostered by the visionary genius of Steve Jobs – for an obsessive dedication to building cool products is a compelling one.
What if you are a regular business owner who didn’t re invent the wheel or discover a new strand of DNA? What if your ambitions don’t include world domination, just a good life for you and your family?
PARADE 4 Business Lessons to Learn From Miley Cyrus (No, Really) PARADE It's time that Miley Cyrus got some good press, don't you think so? Unfortunately, I'm not sure she's going to do that for herself anytime soon.
The lateral organization needs trust and a strong culture to work. Any crisis can knock a lateral high-involvement firm back into hierarchical mode. Lateral may be better, but if it is inherently unstable we cannot expect it to become the norm.
It is a startup business and the proposal is to increase headcount by 4-6 in Q1. This in itself isn’t odd however what so many new start businesses forget is the hidden costs of staff. In this case: Bodies You have the recruitment costs.
One of the great things about running a startup is that you can do it from pretty much wherever you want. With no boss telling you what to do or where to do it you have the ability to pick and choose, based on your company's needs.
Technology Zimbabwe This is how entrepreneurs from around the world rank their country's startup ... VentureBeat A great idea and technical expertise will only get you so far with a startup if your government doesn't support entrepreneurship.
On the one hand, the portfolio may focus predominately on learning and reflection. Such a portfolio may come to resemble a student's journal or sketchbook. On the other hand, the portfolio may be used primarily for evaluation and assessment, becoming more a documentation of achievement that a personal workspace. As Barrett notes, the former model focuses on the ePortfolio as process, while the latter contemplates the ePortfolio as product.