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Gary Hamel on busting bureaucracy for good

...o get ahead. But it also values a lot of skills that a lot of us are not that proud of every day. You know, in a bureaucracy there's often a zero-sum competition for promotion. So it's quite easy - almost mindlessly - to just suddenly undermine a rival and not be very supportive. Because at the end of the day,...more
...e, right now - will you line up and do the next, and the next', and so on. And what you have over this period of time is you have this amazing global competition to create shapes. And if you go and look at this thing - you can find it online - you have the Linux Penguin, in one corner, you have any number of d...more

Bill Fischer and Simone Cicero on Haier and the entrepreneurial organisation

...talking about…it lends itself more to a future. To where we want to enlarge variance rather than reduce it. We want to get away from that price-faced competition and create surprise in the marketplace. So you’ve got to make it important in terms of the mission of the organisation, you’ve got to get the existi...more

Jorge Silva on horizontal structures and participatory culture at 10Pines

...30 points, each one. So the idea here is that this has like two main insights or learning points. The first one is that collaboration is better than competition, and this is far away from a romantic view of collaboration. Because empirically, you can see that when you collaborate with the other, you have more...more

Miki Kashtan on the three shifts needed for self-managing organisations to thrive

...rganisations – there's nothing traditional about them, but they're called traditional – they function on the basis of command and control vertically, competition horizontally. So it's like you can't really trust anyone in those environments. And yet that provides a certain kind of odd coherence. So if you remo...more

Aaron Dignan on being complexity conscious and people positive

...h complexity that's going on. Whereas the cards will show us - this set of leaders thinks it's this, this set of leaders thinks it's that. It's not a competition, they're both right. And so then, how do we deal with that? How do we address the system in its richness? Which I think is fun. The cards just show t...more