OLD SCHOOL vs FLUID FORM

  For two decades, consultants have sought to improve organizations through building cross-functional projects and processes under banners such as TQM, Process Re-engineering, and Six Sigma. For two decades, consultants have sought to improve organizations...

Distributing Leadership

A Silicon Valley network storage company faced a brutal life or death challenge. A competitor was coming out with a new server in six months that had performance and features which would surely obsolete their current product. They had been leapfrogged, and they knew...

Evaluating Your As-Is Performance

Perhaps you are considering Fluid Form because your organization recently experienced a wake-up call or a setback. Maybe you believe in a better “there” out there.  Whatever your reasons, it is pointless to exert the effort for large-scale organizational change if the goals are not focused, clear, and measurable. Evaluate how you stack up in […]
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Eight Steps To A Flat Org.

Introducing Fluid Form in stages is much less threatening than imposing it in one fell swoop. When it is introduced gradually, people are inclined to think that making things work effectively is about involving the right people from the start. Future blogs will explain each step in more detail, but this overview is to help get […]
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Is Fluid Form for You?

Whether you are a consultant or you work within an organization and have sway over the manner in which it is run and work is divided, you are probably waiting for the next new thing. My decades of experience have made it clear to me that the need for a new approach to organization is […]
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A General Electric Story

A General Electric Story

This case study is taken from The Future is Fluid Form.  To find out more : The Future Is Fluid Form: Practical Steps for Designing Flat, Flexible Organizations … followed by the Amazon Link Jack Welch, General Electric’s CEO, made a name for himself by selling off any GE business unable to be either 1st or 2nd […]
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The Comanche and Fluid Form

The Comanche and Fluid Form

The Comanche—a Native American tribe of exceptional warriors and horsemen—became a dominant and powerful force in the Southern Plains. Their political and social organization was not a hierarchical structure of command and control like most others tribes. Instead, they worked together, assuming fluid roles in order to operate most efficiently. While individuals selected chiefs to […]
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