Welcome to The Emergent Era – Emergent Era – Medium

As our information moves faster, we move faster. And as more of humanity comes online (2.3 billion more people in 2016–2017 alone), it’s causing a fundamental and spontaneous restructuring of our collective behavior. The overlay of our evolving planet wide digital nervous system has taken the perennial drivers of change — human needs, politics, geography, culture — and woven […]

Using Online Community for Digital Transformation | On Digital Strategy | Dion Hinchcliffe

The ideas of social business and online community, which show how the most scalable, cost-effective, and rich model for working is to enable the network to do the work. I’ve now come to understand that in digital transformation, we have to let the network do the work. Put simply, there is no practical way to […]

Wirearchy and the opposite of patriarchy

In one of those stereotypical “I wasn’t thinking of anything and it just popped into my head” moments, the phrase “the opposite to patriarchy is … fraternity” and Jon Husband’s concept of wirearchy came together and presented themselves to my conscious mind.

Top-Down Management Structures Are Crumbling– How Will You Adapt?

“While it would be nice if everyone handled freedom the same way, that’s not a realistic expectation. After switching to an autonomous structure, Buffer learned the hard way that freedom without leadership can be harmful.” Source: Top-Down Management Structures Are Crumbling– How Will You Adapt?

5 Leadership Attitudes From Flat Organizations

First of all, flat organizations aren’t strictly flat. In order to grow, allow communication to flow, and projects to move forward, certain principles start to emerge. The flat terminology isn’t about grouping or structure, it’s how the decisions flow inside the company, which is more peer-to-peer and less top-down. Source: 5 Leadership Attitudes From Flat […]

The Silent Killer of Flat Teams: What You Failed To Put In When You Took Out The Boss

And then suddenly, and most often without acknowledging that this is also part of the contract we have redesigned, we ask people to show up to work, not as parent and child, but as adults working with adults. Source: The Silent Killer of Flat Teams: What You Failed To Put In When You Took Out […]