August 13th, 2010 // 11:38 am @ Allen
A recent BBC article has shed light on recent research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal. Unlike how traditional business organizations are structured, living systems use neural networks to communicate and control operations.
If the brain has a hierarchical structure like a large company, as neurology has long held, the “to” and “from” diagram would show straight lines from independent regions up towards a central processing unit: the company’s boss.
But instead, the researchers saw loops between differing regions, feeding back to and directly linking regions that were not known to communicate with one another. This is a better fit with the model of vast networks such as the Internet.
This just provides further evidence that there is a better way to organize around our customers, employees, and partners.
Here’s a link to the full article: The Brain Works More Like the Internet Than a “Top-Down” Company