In this interview segment, Mark Bonchek describes how organizations can't afford to take the time to run decision-making up and down hierarchical chains of command. Instead, organizations need to push decision-making out to the edges of their networks.
Causeit is proud to participate in @petervan's Corporate Rebels United. We first met Peter Vander Auwera in his work with @innotribe (a Causeit client), and are glad to support his work of helping the corporate rebels and misfits of the world find the best way to apply their brilliance to pressing global issues.
Causeit will be speaking as part of Corporate Rebels United's 24-hour Global Rebel Jam, on the topic of how to prepare organizations for the transition from hierarchies to networks, build feedback loops and cultivate the business case for empathy. Causeit's Principal, MJ Petroni, will be speaking from 2:30-3:00 PT; login and registration details are below, along with some context from Corporate Rebels United.
Doctrine sits in between strategy and plans. It is more specific than the strategy, but also more versatile than plans, or rules. Think of it as heuristics, or guidelines: the purpose of doctrine is to enable an individual to know what to do in a situation that's consistent with the strategy and achieves the objectives of a plan, but with flexibility, with autonomy, for the individual, in the circumstance. And the creation of effective business doctrine, I believe is going to be critical for the transition of business in the next century.
And what I would say is that there is a unique opportunity right now for companies to, as a first step, to start to embrace the social enterprise—because what that does is that gets the value of the human component quantified, and from there we start to make decisions, we start to put in structures that are not 100% based on just what the profit and revenue growth are. Those things become an end, an outcome.
Curious about the shift from hierarchies to networks? Have big ideas about what leadership will look like a new economy? We are too. We were honored to be invited by @innotribe of the @swiftcommunity to speak @sibos, the annual international banking conference, on just what leadership might look like. Here's a preview of the session while the full film is being produced: