More on "Network of teams"
I've read your articles in the section "Network of teams" on your website, and I'm interested in more case studies with real transformations and especially in some theoretical approaches which may work for big companies, e.g., platforms organizations. I want to ask you for advice: do you or Joost know other ways on how to build scalable but flat organizations? If yes, where I may read about it? Maybe you've already published something that I missed?
Did you check out these as well:
Joost probably has more on this as it is in line with his PhD research.
Social capital and social networks are becoming increasingly important in today’s economy at large, and for individuals within organisations. For my MSc dissertation in Organisational Psychology, I researched how newcomers transition into a self-managing organisation (Lee & Edmondson, 2017), an organisation where authority is decentralised and classic manager-subordinate relationships are absent.
It’s all about your people. Now more than ever. But in knee-jerk reactions to the coronavirus many companies are laying off large numbers. I want to shout out to the shareholder-value managers driven by their spreadsheets: “This is not only inhumane. It is bad for your business!”. Why? It will harm your company. Companies that treat their people best in bad times emerged as winners in the past.
"Nothing reveals character like a crisis." We wrote this recently and, as predicted, during the Corona crisis, companies revealed their true colors. Recently, we highlighted the bad. So let's turn to the good, and highlight organizations that not only talk about putting people first, but also walk their talk. Let's applaud those that put their money where their mouth is in difficult times.