October 11th, 2011 // 1:39 pm @ Allen
After focusing on client projects for the past year, I’ve had some time over the past week to do a bit more reading and ran across some interesting articles that help make the case for The Organic Enterprise:
1. The Death of Steve Jobs. While listening to the conversation that Marc Benioff (the CEO of SalesForce.com) [...]
August 17th, 2010 // 10:55 am @ Allen
Every year, Beloit College publishes a “Mindset List” intended to help professors understand the “cultural touchstones” for each new class of college students. Among other things, this new class – mostly born in 1992 – hasn’t used phones with cords, have always had hundreds of TV channels and computers with CD-ROM, have never seen Russia [...]
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” [...]
March 5th, 2010 // 10:22 am @ Allen
What does purpose have to do with your job or with the organization you work for? We’ve all worked for companies that had mission statements or corporate values, but how has that translated into why we do what we do on an everyday basis? What does it all mean? Why is it important?
November 4th, 2009 // 11:10 am @ Allen
I once overheard a manager in my group say, “At the end of the day, people just want to be told what to do”.
Now, this was a high level manager – a very intelligent person who was extremely professional and well-regarded throughout the company.
After reading this, and judging from this one statement without knowing this [...]
September 28th, 2009 // 10:01 pm @ Allen
The well-respected, former Chairman of Coca-Cola, Neville Isdell, recently addressed the need to change the world’s current corporate business model. It’s refreshing to see leaders who are beginning to recognize that the “industrial” model used for most of the past century is not sustainable going forward. Isdell calls it “Connected Capitalism” and Bill Gates has used the term “Creative Capitalism”. [...]
September 21st, 2009 // 2:03 am @ Allen
While participating this past week in Dr. Peter Senge’s leadership program based on his book “The Fifth Discipline“, I was asked several times about The Organic Enterprise. Specifically, the questions centered on what makes an enterprise “organic”. Many of the answers focused on how natural systems provided great models for organizations to use in how [...]