Here are some links for those aiming to dig deeper into all the things that make up facets of managing Liberated Companies.
Liberated Companies is a model to think about companies, that aims to be accurate, holisitic and practical.
Here is a list of Work hacks, Agile Work-outs or just ordinary management practices. There are no normed practices, but there is a host of good ideas coming out of the Agile, Lean Start-up, Self-Management etc. Movements.
Here is an overview of the main management models out there.
The way of thinking about companies as “configuration of work designs” is based on a model which central terms are explained in this list.
Technology is here to help:
- Apps for Self Managed Company
- Agile Practices
Classic, hierarchical management is not dead. Liberated companies usually employ hierarchical management. There are only very few companies running pure Self-Management regimes. Most companies rely on a manager (at any level) holding the space for some more decentralization of authority and some more local initiative to occur.
BlogchainHub.Net: A source of info about all things “blockchain” – the technology that might re-democratize the Internet and/or flatten hierarchies even more – in the future.
Object-Oriented Design: A architectural approach to Designing Software. Very technical stuff, but in the digital business, a lot of Techie Ideas fertile business thinking about organizations. Plus: There is an ever larger dependency between the structure of an organization and the architecture of a software. So as so often: Combining two formerly separate branches of research advances both areas immensely.
Servant Leadership as envisioned by Robert Greenleaf. The base for many liberated leadership ideas
Meetings are the place where collective intelligence is harnessed. Here are a couple of great meeting structures.
Transparency helps people to understand better what is going on in a company, which helps to build trust, and my lead to better decisions. Transparency is like a fertile soil on which creative minds and purpose seekers can find rich nourishment.
Making good decisions is more than an individual capability – it is a collective capability.