I like this post a lot. It speaks to the transitions we are in the midst of. Old ways of thinking and doing are proving less useful and not helping us to find new solutions for a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) 21st century. In this transition from the old to the new, which we sense is on its way, we are sometimes a little lost as to HOW to make it happen. Vaclav Havel said it beautifully:
“Today, many things indicate that we are going through a transitional period, when it seems that something is on the way out and something else is painfully being born. It is as if something were crumbling, decaying, and exhausting itself–while something else, still indistinct, were arising from the rubble… ”
I am with you when you say it's about the design of organisations so that they are less about power and control and more about cooperation, diffuse authority and decision-making and meaningful work for everyone.
I write more about this on my own blog http://quantumshifting.wordpress.com
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