The Organic Enterprise

Leading organizations in our post-industrial era are made up of networked creative individuals engaging in spontaneous interactions. Their shared activities and intersubjectivity enable positive responses to challenges.

Today’s mechanistic organizations must evolve to adopt an organic enterprise architecture. This in turn can/will generate more commitment and agility. An organic enterprise is one where forms, methods and patterns are shaped as in living systems like cells or organisms up to populations, communities, and full ecosystems.

An organic organization develops purposeful, emergent, user-centric and collaborative methods that continuously enhance learning, curiosity, creativity and efficiency. This provides them with unique advantages to adapt to the needs of all stakeholders in the customer value stream.

From silos to porous membranes, from owning to sharing, from control to trust, from linear processes to social technologies, a new kind of leadership has to emerge.

fredericw

I am Business & People Interactions Architect. HR and Social Business independent consultant. Future driven and flexible thinker, acting today for Tomorrow. Adoption of collaborative technologies, New World of Work, Employee Engagement, Gamification, Appreciative Inquiry, Conversation Management, HR marketing and Visual Harvesting are my main domains. Partner at Jamstorming. Social Business architect at Sei Mani.

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  1. Hi Frederic,

    While I fully agree in principle and theory I am sad to see time and again that neither the general workforce, nor management is ready for this. Sure, the IBM’s and Lego’s of this world are moving in this direction, but how about mainstream business..? I don’t see a lot of movement unfortunately. I also find it sad that most of the coverage on this topic is focused on “revolution” and “change” while not stressing the time it takes to reform our current, old, industrial/business set up. Again; fully agree and I hope we all do our best to move in this direction. Cheers.

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