Distributing Leadership

Distributing Leadership

While distributed leadership is possible and often necessary for success, the irony is how infrequently it occurs in even the most sophisticated organizations.

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...
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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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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