I’ve spent the weekend in New York, walking through the city, feeling the history but also the change. Even since i was last here a year ago, so much has changed, evolved. Somehow it works, it’s constantly dynamic, a city that never stops.As structures of power and authority are subverted by Social Age concepts of reputation and agility, organisations and individuals need to adapt behaviours to match. So much organisational process is about restricting activity and controlling behaviour, when what we actually is empowerment, freedom to interact, to take decisions, to foster creativity and energy.
Command and control are outdated: we live and learn in a host of new ways, driven by a desire to collaborate, to share, to succeed and to share that success. We need to build organisations that can change, adapt, ones that don’t consider it a fight to control people, but who celebrate individuality and success.