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Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Talent and Performance Development!

Wirearchies = Adaptive, Two Way Flow of Power, Knowledge, with a Focus on People , then Results

Wirearchies = Adaptive, Two Way Flow of Power, Knowledge, with a Focus on People , then Results | Agile Learning |

Harold Jarche features Chee Chin Liew’s presentation on moving from hierarchies to teams at BASF.  It shows how IT Services used their technology platforms to enhance networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration.  

It features an approach to “building flows of information into pertinent, useful and just-in-time knowledge” so that...  knowledge can flow in order to foster trust and credibility.




In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle.   ...It means giving up control. 


Creating this two-way flow of dialogue, practice, expertise, and interest, can be the foundation of a 

In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle.

....many companies today have strong networks...coupled with strong central control. Becoming a wirearchy requires new organizational structures that incorporate communities, networks, and cooperative behaviours. It means giving up control. The job of those in leaderships roles is to help the network make better decisions. 

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See the companion post about Holacracy, here.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I just featured the called out quote above about complexity (over complicated, bureaucratic), and less hierarchy, more communication via networks in my most recent post about letting go of industrial age thinking via the command and control nature of performance appraisals.  

Wirearchy and holacracy (think Zappos) are alternatives that embrace networked learning.  One is arguably a set of principles, the latter is an organization design approach that deemphasizes management.

~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:50 PM

Holacracies, wirearchies and feedback rich cultures are one of the key ways organizations can adapt to disruptive change, or so it is beginning to look.   It will take solid leadership to change the nature of control and power in new millenium organizations, with unconventional larger organizations. like Zappos, leading the way.  ~  D

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:46 PM

well worth the reading time.

InflatableCostumes's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:26 AM

 Manufacturers of Custom Shaped Cold Air Inflatables including Giant Character shapes and  Product Replicas also Rooftop Balloons specializing in custom inflatables for advertising, manufactured in Hyderabad city, India -

Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Practical Networked Leadership Skills!

7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload

7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload | Agile Learning |

This helpful list of info-overload strategies includes the good and bad effects a single approach.  It's from Fast Co. and a curation connoisseur. 

I've found Google apps use of priority mail VERY useful and just about 90-95% spot on in showing me what's important in my email onslaught.

A coach and/or good use of assessment tools and your own, tuned self-awareness will help you decide which from Fast Company's list is most important to you right now.  

The examples give a flavor of what's at stake.

~  Deb

Excerpted, Fast Co:

The advice is from 1962 study and has been updated for today's daily battle with digital overload.   The techniques are very much still valid.

1. Omission – can’t consume everything, so just ignore some. ...a bit dangerous since some of the omitted information might be the most critical. 

2. Error – Respond to information without giving due consideration. ...without thinking through all the consequences 

3. Queuing – Putting information aside until there is time catch up later. An example is processing email early in the morning, before the business day begins, or reading important reports late at night.

4. Filtering – ...employs a priority scheme for processing some information while ignoring others. Automated tools are particularly well suited to help filter information. 

See the full list here. 

Deb's top curation streams:  Change Leadership Watch & Change Management Resources.

Via Beth Kanter
Robin Martin's comment, November 4, 2012 11:12 AM
Great info...thanks for "scooping" Deb!
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, November 4, 2012 4:51 PM
You are welcome Robin. There's definitely some good interest in this topic!