Our conversation on the Future of Work continues, navigating with a Coggle mind map we starting building last Fall. For February, we’re picking up with our January discussion on actors and roles (see transcript), infusing a new dynamic, the shifting of boundaries and edges.
To get you thinking, here’s a meta question:
In a post-hiearchy organization, where a flat or networked model drives new kinds of interactions, what will be different? Must our mindset change on how we work to solve problems?
Let’s discuss via Twitter Monday, 2/19 from 9-11pm, using this outline:
- Q1. In terms of roles, how should actors (catalysts, creatives, connectors) behave without hierarchy?
- Q2. How might edges or boundaries appear in practice, post-hierarchy?
- Q3. Are ‘boundaries’ necessary? Are ‘edges’ a better frame?
- Q4. How should we think about teams in this brave new world?
Share your thoughts. Just drop us comments on this post, or better still, join us live using hashtag #orgdna; additional details are below.
Our conversations are lively. I hope you’ll join us.
– Chris Jones @sourcepov in Charlotte NC
ABOUT THE GROUP. Over the last 5 years, a self-selecting band of OD thinkers has been discussing the future of the organization, using hashtag #orgdna. The group continues to evolve, with 20-25 active contributors.
ABOUT THE TWITTER CHAT. On any given month, 5-10 of us come together on Twitter for conversation, which is open to all. For the chat itself, we recommend a tweet streaming app like TweetDeck. Just add #orgdna to your tweets, and we’ll start to exchange ideas at the appointed hour. We’re now running 2-hours to accommodate time zones; just join for any part that you’re able.
ABOUT THE TOPIC. Much is being said on “the future of work” and its unfolding dimensions. See Deloitte’s Tom Friedman interview, Use #futureofwork in your tweets for additional cross-over engagement.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Chris Jones is a thinker, instigator, and explorer of edges, unpacking the forces inside organizations for over 30 years. Look for more here on the #orgdna blog, on Medium – or for the deepest dive to date, over on Amazon.