Manager in a Networked Organization

In my previous posts I have shown how to describe organization structures in a way different from the typical hierarchical line management top-down tree. Because communication is at the heart of any organization that wants to be agile, with self-organizing teams and an innovation culture, the communication paths are the primary feature of the organization … weiterlesen →

Manager in a Networked Organization

In my previous posts I have shown how to describe organization structures in a way different from the typical hierarchical line management top-down tree. Because communication is at the heart of any organization that wants to be agile, with self-organizing teams and an innovation culture, the communication paths are the primary feature of the organization … weiterlesen →

Communities are Communication Bridges

Most management experts nowadays agree that the management practice of command & control is not appropriate for organizations were the employees are knowledge workers that need significant cognitive skills and a creative spirit to do their jobs. I wholeheartedly agree with them. We know about different styles of management that foster creativity and productive cognitive … weiterlesen →

Communities are Communication Bridges

In my last post I made my case for describing organizations in terms of communication structures. Persons that are interacting much with each other should be in one cluster within the organization. Bridges between clusters are needed and are created by communication paths between at least one member of each cluster.  By crossing multiple bridges … weiterlesen →