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Social Technology for Purposeful Organization

Social Technology for Purposeful Organization

Holacracy Holacracy = An organizational governance system developed by Brian Robertson through incremental testing in his software company Ternary Software, in the early 2000's. Holacracy was influenced by many methods such as agile software development, Getting Things Done®, Sociocracy, and several others. Some critics from sociocracy assert that Holacracy is simply a re-branding of Sociocracy, and point to the re-introduction of hierarchical elements within the process. All the rules of Holacracy are clearly laid out in a document, the Holacracy Constitution.

Jeff Bezos' 2 Pizza Rule: Why Small Teams Work More Productively 3K Flares 3K Flares × Bigger doesn’t mean better when it comes to work. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon famously coined this with the 2 Pizza rule: How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers Editor's Note: Medium has since changed the way it runs the organization as it's scaled. You can read about how they're approaching management now here. After Ev Williams first started working on Twitter, he reached out to Jason Stirman in Texas. “You have to come out here,” Williams said. Gift Education - Schumacher College “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Ghandi This is an important moment in my life where I have started to question my contribution to the world as well as my impact within it.

Unlock Employee Innovation That Fits with Your Strategy - Bill Fischer In innovation circles, empowerment is now a familiar theme; project teams working highly autonomously have been behind many of the world’s most innovative offerings. But my work with colleagues studying successful firms suggests that maximum innovative output occurs when contributors believe that they have absolute freedom to contribute and pursue innovative ideas, while at the same time, top management believes that it remains in complete control. This, I believe, is why creating innovation platforms is so valuable. You can think of platform management as an alternative to portfolio management in innovation – a popular approach right now. The idea that an enterprise should carefully construct a portfolio of innovation initiatives holds great appeal strategically, but in practice it has the downside of centralizing decision-making power, and therefore slowing down innovation. Inside many companies, particularly in B2B settings, the notion of “liberation” remains challenging.

How It Works Distributed Authority Holacracy is a distributed authority system – a set of “rules of the game” that bake empowerment into the core of the organization. Unlike conventional top-down or progressive bottom-up approaches, it integrates the benefits of both without relying on parental heroic leaders. Inside GitHub's Super-Lean Management Strategy Imagine you could run a company on autopilot: no tier of “managers,” just people creating value by doing what they love and letting the rest fall into place. How much money would you save by eliminating all that bureaucracy? How much faster could you move? How much conflict could you erase?

Holacracy - Flattening the Organization Structure and Busting Bureaucracy Zappos has been using Holacracy for quite some time now, but our experiences with it have been largely shrouded in mystery to the outside world. What better way to know about what is happening in Zappos with regards to Holacracy and Self-Organization than for us to share that with you ourselves? We will be providing you with insight into our own successes and struggles and tips we share with employees in the hopes that this information will help others more effectively transition to a self-managed, self-organized company structure. Holacracy at Zappos

Corporations must join the Collaborative Economy Right now, customers are sharing media and ideas on social technologies, in the near future, they’ll use similar technologies to share products and services, which will cause a ripple of impacts far more disruptive than what we’ve seen before. Disruption: Customers are now sharing products and services with each other, like AirBnb (vs hotels), Lyft (vs buying cars), Lendingclub (vs banks), 99 Dresses (instead of buying clothes), odesk (vs traditional hiring methods) as an alternative to traditional sales, in fact, our small list of 200 startups only has a portion of the services that have emerged, enabling this trend. At Altimeter, we’ve been tracking this space, including a number of blog posts tagged Collaborative Economy (list of startups, list of corporations involved and more), an upcoming free webinar that you can join, and I’ll be announcing some private events for our clients to dive in further.

Millennials Will Become The Majority In The Workforce In 2015. Is Your Company Ready? Next year, people born between 1981 and 1996 are poised to become the new workforce majority and will eventually remake the workplace in their own image. That means office culture is in for big changes. As a new survey shows, this generation is already chafing at today's traditional company structures. Freelancer platform Elance-oDesk and Millennial Branding, a research consultancy, interviewed more than a thousand working millennials and 200 older hiring managers to arrive at what they call the “disjoints” in thinking between these two generations. The two groups often had different perspectives on what’s important.