Saturday, November 12, 2005

Why be flat, when you can be free?

Memo to organizations:

Why be flat, when you can be free?

The era of flat organizations will draw to a close. The era of free organizations will dawn.

Why? Either you survive, or you die. If you die, there's nothing to be said. How will the ones that survive, survive? As Darwin said, only those species that respond to change can survive. The only way to survive is to be supremely adaptive to change.

The pace of change is manic in a world that's getting increasing more complex. How do we survive in this scenario? Best to look at nature for guidance. There's nothing more complex than nature. How does nature deal with it? I'll talk about this in my next post.