Posts Tagged ‘organizational-design’

Complexity quote again

Via Euan Semple this quote by Dave Snowden: The only way to manage a complex environment is to apply simple rules. If you apply complex rules to a complex environment you end up with a mess.

Designers are arrogant and ignorant

Catchy title, huh? Via Dominic Basulto: a rant by Bruce Nussbaum on designers, citing this little gem: Innovation, design, eco-imagination, just call it whatever they want to call it and do your design thing. That’s the spirit … of business model innovators and designers, doing the design thingy.

Blog of note

Disorganizational Behavior Exploring why people and organizations act the way they do Interesting blog by Travis A. Sinquefield. Yes, I will follow his endeavours, if only because I suspect that many interesting organizations show pathological traits – even when they’re not dead yet. And employing and exploring innovative metaphors in organizational settings can give food […]

The Virtual Workplace

Well, in fact, BusinessWeek has a whole collection of articles on the Virtual Workplace, as part of the CEO Guide to Technology. Besides the Virtual Workplace Podcast, that I’ve already pointed out this “Towns Chasing Workers, Not Just Jobs”-article is interesting, it holds that knowledge workers will always find ways to get work from other […]

Web 2.0 isn’t about the Internet

Azeem Azhar: Web 2.0 isn’t about the Internet, right on Web 2.0 is really about disaggregation, unbundling and rebundling of resources. […] means a bunch of changes for traditional firms. In particular: as a firm you need to move from a mode of control to a mode of co-ordination

Business Design for Designers

I found this article in the November 1998 issue of Mercer Management Journal via bplusd, a design-thinking blog by Jess McMullin. Funny that McMullins calls this newish, the article is now 7 years old. Here’s the abstract on the business design article: The discipline of Business Design is a means to capture value from the […]