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2 years 11 months ago
Yes Peter, "Keep your head down" is the first rule for succeeding in a bureaucracy so it is not surprising innovation and efficiency are hampered and people do not perform to their full potential. The... More
2 years 11 months ago
Thanks Julian for this very lucid explanation of your approach. It could only come from a very knowledgeable and creative mind. However, in my experience, few are as knowledgeable and creative as peop... More
2 years 11 months ago
Julian, This bit of your post could be describing what can happen in cooperatives - and future federations. We are as one - sort of. "This solution is based on the variance of people. The system... More
2 years 11 months ago
The sort of problem you raise regarding a federated structure seems to be overcome in the case of cooperatives which are bottom up organisations. I am sure the ingenuity of man, which we are trying to... More
2 years 11 months ago
Julian, As with corporations, the "Board" of the federation would be responsible. It could have a different name but not "Graham" please. More
2 years 11 months ago
Julian, These matters would be covered in the joint venture agreement and could be different in different federations. After all, the basic reason for establishing a bottom up federation is to free... More
2 years 11 months ago
Julian, Would not starting out with a set of rules for organisations be using the old hierarchical "command and control" approach we are trying to move away from? More
2 years 11 months ago
Julian, My model federated structure is different from government federations in that it is designed from the bottom up, its units are of a maximum of about 150 people, the units have joint venture... More
2 years 11 months ago
Prompted by the comments of Julian and Kristoffer may I suggest the solution could be adoption of a federated structure. It has worked for a number of nation states. More
2 years 11 months ago
Well said Gary! Best wishes for a productive MIX MASHUP. More
2 years 12 months ago
Thanks Julian. You are right, it is a key problem and the basic human need for power is fundamental. It is one of the basic human needs taken into account in the Integrative Problem Solving Process... More
2 years 12 months ago
Thanks for this Julian. The short answer is these matters would be addressed when the Federation is being formed. Decisions affecting Enterprises/members of the Federation would be made with levels... More
2 years 12 months ago
Julian, Broadly, a federated structure could be the answer. In my IFEDS Model, explained at http://integrative-thinking.com/index.php?cID=102 a Federation would be a joint venture among independ... More
3 years 2 months ago
Thanks Aaron. The added detail to your hack does clarify what you propose but it seems to be based on there being a top down organisation with someone handing out budgets. With a bottom up federate... More
3 years 2 months ago
The sort of budget allocation to everyone which you suggest would inevitably lead to some not getting what they reckon they need and others seeking and getting too much so there would be a need for re... More
3 years 2 months ago
Adopting a federated structure with Direct Support Advocates Teams at its base would facilitate the achieving of the goal of tightening "... the relationship between the feedback you need and whatever... More
3 years 3 months ago
Keep unit sizes and working contacts for each person down to about 150. This is known as Dunbar's Number which is explained at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number . Broadly it is about the ... More
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Keep unit sizes and working contacts for each person down to about 150. This is known as Dunbar's Number which is explained at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number . Broadly it is about the maximum number of people with whom someone can have a good social relationship. This would suggest organisations should be...

By Graham Douglas on July 4, 2014
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Ensure Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are actually improving decision making and performance and not just serving to inform managers, use up resources and probably undermine the sense of purpose of individuals.

By Graham Douglas on June 24, 2014
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Consider the work of the Organization Management Group. As stated at http://www.omg.org/gettingstarted/gettingstartedindex.htm "The Object Management Group (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. Founded in 1989, OMG standards are driven by vendors, end-users, academic institutions and government agencies. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for...

By Graham Douglas on June 18, 2014
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Establish the purpose and governance policies of a federated organisation in consultation with all stakeholders.

By Graham Douglas on June 11, 2014
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Teach everyone in the federated organisation the purpose and governance policies of the organisation and refresh this teaching when it changes.

By Graham Douglas on June 11, 2014
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Power is taken not given so trust must first be established among all in an organisation with a federated structure of small units.

By Graham Douglas on June 11, 2014
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Teach everyone the same process for planning and problem solving so everyone has a common basis for communicating. This helps build trust among people which is necessary for others to accept the autonomy of each.

By Graham Douglas on June 11, 2014
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Teach everyone the same process for planning and problem solving so everyone has a common basis for communicating.

By Graham Douglas on June 11, 2014

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