In order to compete in a radically networked economy, leaders will need to shift their perspective on organizational...

In order to compete in a radically networked economy, leaders will need to shift their perspective on organizational…

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In order to compete in a radically networked economy, leaders will need to shift their perspective on organizational boundaries. Say hello to the “holon.”

A new, fairly quick read to help us all think a bit differently about the organizations we work with in life. 

#management   #organization   #holon  

http://www.the-vital-edge.com/organizational-boundaries/

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  1. It’s funny when you haven’t come across a word before, then you see it again and again in a short period of time. Great description. It pairs well with what I’m seeing with the loss of control of employee communication.

  2. My first contact with the idea of the holon, James O’Sullivan, was Ervin Laszlo’s The Systems View of the World, which is a nice, relatively short book. 

    And yes, I think the point about employees is spot on. They are their own wholes, in addition to being part of something bigger. 

  3. first brush with holon was Wilber, and then demo by Dowd/Barlow

  4. Drew Sowersby, thanks for the pointer to your post. I’m going to repeat my comment there here as well. Interestingly enough, back in 2005 or something, Brian Robertson from Holocracy.org came by my office here in Seattle to talk about some of what they were doing. I totally dug what he was talking about. Even tried to implement elements of it in our organization at the time. Great stuff.

  5. Gregory Esau and John Kellden, you both might like this quick read. 

  6. Yes, Walter H Groth. Thank you. I haven’t read the original works from Koestler yet. Only derivatives, actually. Worth reading, I take it? 

  7. Yes, Walter H Groth. For sure. I’ve read a number of his works, though to be honest, it’s been a while. martin shervington is a fan too. 

  8. Thanks for the tag, Gideon Rosenblatt . Love your take here on how to shift our perceptions on just what and where the edges of the organization may or may not be!

  9. Yeah, I thought you might like it, Gregory Esau, since I remember you sharing something about holarchy a while back. Right? 

  10. You’ve written and shared a few along these lines, Gideon Rosenblatt ! You have the special knack for understanding and writing about it.

  11. Thanks Gregory Esau. 

  12. Hi you are cool keep it up

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