Consultant in Montréal, Québec, Canada
I spent many years designing work and structures for large hierarchical organizations using methods that did not foresee hyperlinked networks of curious people who have something to say. These methods were created in the 50's and are derived directly from Taylorism. These methods still dominate the design of work and organizational structures.
Then along came the wired Web. Hyperlinks and connected people and information are eroding the effectiveness of traditional hierarchy.
I am the creator and advocate of Wirearchy, an evolution and re-thinking of traditional hierarchy for the networked era.
Wirearchy is an emergent organizing principle for the interconnected participative era. It has deep implications for civil society, business models, organizational structures and dynamics, and the philosophy and methods for developing leadership and management capability.