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Why Workers Can Suffer in Bossless Companies Like GitHub. GitHub wants to change the way businesses operate, making them more egalitarian and more productive.

Why Workers Can Suffer in Bossless Companies Like GitHub

But these changes may also bring new problems. The San Francisco startup built its operation with a “flat” organizational structure with few, if any, middle managers or formal job titles. Rather than waiting for a rigid hierarchy of managers to give orders, employees simply rally around projects that need to be done. A growing number of companies have adopted this type of structure, including game developer Valve and W.L.

Full Stack strategy. In software development, a Full Stack Developer has a good (if not expert) grasp of all the layers that go into a product.

Full Stack strategy

They are a Jack Of All Trades from the back end (servers, databases etc) to the front end (HTML etc). If we see progressive organisations as ‘stacks’, then everything from C-suite, to IT, to marketing, to product development, to customer service is in the stack. Even customers are in the stack. Transition 2014: Aaron Dignan. The Most Responsive Companies of 2014 — Undercurrent.

About Undercurrent In 2007, Undercurrent was formed to help complex global brands better understand how new technology was shaping culture and industry.

The Most Responsive Companies of 2014 — Undercurrent

Founded by Josh Spear, Rob Schuham, and Aaron Dignan, the company first gained public attention for its strategic work with Ford and PepsiCo. Over time, the firm built up a reputation as a leading digital strategy partner for organizations intent on transformation. By early 2012, it became clear that the firm’s clients weren’t struggling with trends and ideas, but with the ability to metabolize them.

The Operating Model That Is Eating The World. The Last Re-Org You’ll Ever Do. Strategy — Clay Parker Jones. Engagement Strategy Class Deck. Last week I had the incredible honor of teaching a class at a big, global ad agency.

Engagement Strategy Class Deck

The topic was engagement strategy, which I understood to mean, “Getting people to use things that you make.” The Edge is the Epicenter. Adaptive Capacity, Resilience & Continuity. A discourse that seems to be gaining prominence in business nowadays is around adaptive and resilient organisations.

Adaptive Capacity, Resilience & Continuity

Some of the world’s leading business thinkers like Prof Gary Hamel are making the case for adaptive capacity as being critical for businesses today. In this HBR article the authors speak of Adaptive Advantage as the new competitive edge. Similarly, resilience has been a prominent theme, especially in light of the increased turbulence organisations face nowadays. The One Thing Every Leader Needs to Learn: How to Scale Change - First Round Review.

Adam Pisoni recently joined Responsive.org, a new movement dedicated to helping companies become more agile, adaptive and empowering.

The One Thing Every Leader Needs to Learn: How to Scale Change - First Round Review

Previously, he co-founded and served as CTO of Yammer. Facing a rapidly changing world, companies are waking up to the fact that they need to become more Responsive Organizations. Yet even when the need for change is apparent to all, shaking things up is extremely hard, even if you're in charge. That was the lesson I learned working with leaders across many large organizations. It doesn't matter if you're trying to change previously standardized technologies or practices, standardize something previously decentralized, or shift company culture to be more innovative and customer focused. The CEO Of The Future Is A "Designer-In-Chief" A century ago, the CEO was a fearsome whip-cracker.

The CEO Of The Future Is A "Designer-In-Chief"

Fifty years ago, he was motivator dangling corporate incentives. Social Architecture (a manifesto) So here we are: brand ownership is shifting from producers to consumers, and control is no longer the shortest path to productivity. In this reversed world it looks as if the people at the top are the ones having difficulties with change. People on the shop floor seem to be doing just fine. Why is that so? Why Valve? Or, what do we need corporations for and how does Valve’s management structure fit into today’s corporate world? Why Valve?

Why Valve? Or, what do we need corporations for and how does Valve’s management structure fit into today’s corporate world?

Or, what do we need corporations for and how does Valve’s management structure fit into today’s corporate world? You have read Valve’s survival manual for new employees. You have read Michael Abrash’s wonderful account of working at Valve. Now read my political economy analysis of Valve’s management model; one in which there are no bosses, no delegation, no commands, no attempt by anyone to tell someone what to do.

Studio Blog -Elon Musk's Secret Weapon: A Beginner's Guide to First Principles. Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla Motors, an American electric car manufacturing company.

Studio Blog -Elon Musk's Secret Weapon: A Beginner's Guide to First Principles

The company has been responsible for technical innovations that many thought impossible, like producing battery packs more cheaply than ever before. Musk says these innovations are made possible by “reasoning from first principles”. Jeff Bezos' 2 Pizza Rule: Why Small Teams Work More Productively. 3K Flares Filament.io 3K Flares × Bigger doesn’t mean better when it comes to work.

Jeff Bezos' 2 Pizza Rule: Why Small Teams Work More Productively

The #NewEraBiz - Blog. TaskRabbit is blowing up its business model and becoming the Uber for everything. Since it opened up five years ago, TaskRabbit has often been a godsend to people with more money than time. The company stocks its auction house of personal assistants with people ready to deliver cupcakes to your office, or assemble your Ikea furniture, or clean your home. But last summer, executives at TaskRabbit noticed a problem. The #NewEraBiz - Blog. Keith Yamashita Wants to Reinvent Your Company. Misperceptions of Self-Management - Morning Star Self-Management Institute. Say “Self-Management” and almost everyone gets the wrong idea. We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation.

The real Enterprise 2.0. On the future of work. How A Startup CEO Leads Remote Workforce. Teamworks. Software Is Reorganizing the World. The tech industry has created cloud communities that are taking physical shape. HarvardBiz: What leadership skills do you ... Planningness 2011. How many companies are 100% distributed? (Research Summary) The Impact of Technology on the Future of Work. Why Self-Organizing is So Hard — NOBL Collective. Why Self-Organizing is So Hard. The Responsive Organisation: A Framework for Changing How Your Organi… My Company Adopted a Holacracy. It Kind of Sucked. Social Technology for Purposeful Organization. Inside GitHub's Super-Lean Management Strategy. Organize for Complexity, part I+II - Special Edition Paper. Adaptability: The New Competitive Advantage.

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Agile Theory.